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Nagy throws in practice, tries to pick on Kyle Fuller. Needless to say, results for coach were sub-optimal

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Chicago Bears fullback Michael Burton (46) reacts to scoring a touchdown against the Baltimore Ravens in the first half at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium.
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS / DRAFT / FREE AGENCY

Zeglinski: Trubisky, an alpha Robinson, and offense take command – The Rock River Times - Learning the intricacies and subtle information of a new offense takes time. That’s especially so when you’re expected to make strides while taking live bullets against the majority of defense that’s played together for three years.

Pearson: Chicago Bears OLB Kylie Fitts hopes to stay consistent - 247Sports - Outside linebacker Kylie Fitts appeared in his first NFL game against the Baltimore Ravens last Thursday and now he hopes to build on that performance.

Medina: PFF Ranks Bears Receiving Corps in the Top Half of the League - Bleacher Nation - A new batch of free agents and draft picks has NFL analysts feeling better about the Bears' receiving corps.

Medina: Mitch Trubisky Is Playing Thursday, But How Much Should He Play? - 247Sports - It's all about to come together for Mitch Trubisky and the Bears offense.

Bears 'QB' Matt Nagy lightens up practice, gets picked off - ESPN - Former Arena League QB Matt Nagy hoped to bring players and coaches together by throwing passes in drills, breaking up the monotony of camp.

Wood: Turning Chicago’s Fortunes Around Will Require Turning Over Opposing Quarterbacks Through the Air - Da Bears Blog - Chicago returns their entire secondary from last season, which is good news. But there is one area where improvement is desperately needed: interceptions. The Bears caught only 8 for the third year in a row in 2017. Only two NFL teams had fewer.

Mayer: Nagy shows he still possesses passing skills - ChicagoBears.com - Bears coach Matt Nagy, a former Arena Football League quarterback, threw passes in Monday’s practice in one-on-one drills pitting receivers against defensive backs.

Mayer's Chalk Talk: Who will be next Bear inducted into Hall? - ChicagoBears.com - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses who he thinks will be the next Bears player enshrined in the Hall of Fame, whether Mitchell Trubisky will make his preseason debut Thursday night in Cincinnati and depth at offensive tackle.

Mayer: Trubisky lauds Ragone for helping him improve - ChicagoBears.com - Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky praised returning position coach Dave Ragone Monday for helping him grow as a player, saying:

Mayer: 4 things we learned from Mitchell Trubisky on Monday - ChicagoBears.com - Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky spoke to reporters Monday about gaining familiarity with the new offense, what he works on after every practice and developing a rapport with top receiver Allen Robinson II.

Pro Football Focus ranks Mitchell Trubisky as 26th-best QB for 2018 - Bears Wire - Pro Football Focus ranked all 32 NFL quarterbacks, and they had Mitchell Trubisky coming in at 26th for the Chicago Bears.

Joniak's Journal: Bears Coaches Get In On The Fun - 670 The Score - Matt Nagy and Dave Ragone threw to receivers at camp Monday.

Moton: Bears Signing Burton One Of Every NFL Team's Biggest Offseason Regret - Bleacher Report - In the NFL , no front office hits on every decision during the spring and summer. Each club has a specific roster move or coaching hire that won't pan out...

Eurich: Rashaad Coward could be biggest offseason surprise - 247Sports - Rashaad Coward was a pleasant surprise for the Chicago Bears in the preseason opener.

Eurich: Roquan Smith should take notice of Brian Urlacher's HoF speech - 247Sports - Roquan Smith is still without a contract with the Chicago Bears this offseason.

Eurich: Anthony Miller has become the star of training camp - 247Sports - Anthony Miller has been a showstopper for the Chicago Bears in training camp.

Chicago Bears training camp practice roundup: August 6 - Bears Wire - All the news and notes from Chicago Bears training camp on Monday, August 6. Mitchell Trubisky had another strong day.

Postcard from Camp: Kyle Fuller picks off Matt Nagy | NBC Sports Chicago - Matt Nagy reprised his role as a quarterback during Monday's practice, throwing passes (and getting intercepted by Kyle Fuller) during one-on-one drills.

Stankevitz: How Mitch Trubisky and his coaches are approaching a steep learning curve in training camp- NBC Sports Chicago - Mitch Trubisky and his coaches have a healthy understanding of where they collectively are in the process of learning Matt Nagy's offense.

Campbell: Bears QB Mitch Trubisky surging into his first exhibition action of 2018 - Chicago Tribune - Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky is surging into Thursday's exhibition game against the Bengals because of two consecutive quality practices. He was not intercepted Monday, the first time that has happened in in 11 full-speed training camp practices.

Kane: Bears coach Matt Nagy on Kyle Fuller picking him off - ‘Ridiculous that I let that happen’ - Chicago Tribune - Bears coach Matt Nagy and quarterbacks coach Dave Ragone added some fun to a public practice Monday by taking turns throwing to their wide receivers and tight ends in one-on-one drills.

Rosenthal: NFL dying? Hardly. Meaningless Bears-Ravens scrub show outdraws NHL's decisive Stanley Cup game - Chicago Tribune - NFL popularity is resilient. The Bears-Ravens scrub show on NBC averaged 6.77 million viewers nationally last week. That's a drop from last year's Hall of Fame Game, but more viewers than nearly all broadcast TV episodes this summer as well as the decisive Game 5 of the NHL Stanley Cup game.

Bears training camp 2018;Potash: Matt Nagy intercepted; Kyle Fuller; Mitch Trubisky-Allen Robinson connection; observations - ChicagoBears.com - It’s still only training camp, but Mitch Trubisky-to-Allen Robinson looks like a real “connection.”

Potash: Bears training camp 2018; Kyle Long; Harry Hiestand; offensive line; Pro Bowl - ChicagoBears.com - The extra week of training camp for the Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio has helped the Bears build up Long’s practice reps without overdoing it.

Jahns: Five signs that quarterback Mitch Trubisky is developing - ChicagoBears.com - Mitch Trubisky is developing in Matt Nagy's offense. Here's where quarterbacks coach Dave Ragone sees growth in Trubisky.

IN MEMORIUM

Former Eagles, Browns GM Tom Heckert dies at age 51 - NFL.com - Former Philadelphia Eagles and Cleveland Browns general manager Tom Heckert died at the age of 51, the Denver Broncos announced Monday.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Hall of Fame’s board of trustee wants to prevent another boycott – ProFootballTalk - It wasn’t supposed to get out so quickly, but it did. And now at least one Hall of Famer is trying to shout it down as (you guessed it) #fakenews. That’s what Cris Carter said regarding the PFT report that the Hall of Fame is considering what would surely be known as the T.O.

KNOW THY ENEMY

Finley: What Bears coaches are saying about their rookie offensive players - ChicagoBears.com - Here’s how the Bears’ offensive assistant coaches evaluated their rookies Monday when they spoke to the media for the first time during training camp:

Detroit Lions 2018 depth chart: Breaking down the first ‘unofficial’ roster - Pride Of Detroit - Here’s a look at the Lions first published depth chart.

Report: Vikings G Nick Easton will seek second opinion for injuries - Daily Norseman - Well, this is possibly disconcerting.

Packers place Jake Ryan & CJ Johnson on IR and sign free agent running back - Acme Packing Company - Green Bay has officially placed a pair of linebackers on injured reserve but added a second-year runner to the roster.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Leming: Spying on the enemy - NFC North training camp reports week 2 - Windy City Gridiron - An in-depth look at how the Chicago Bears’ foes have fared in training camp so far.

Berkes: WCG Fantasy Football Tournament - Sign up starts today - Windy City Gridiron - Yes, it has finally happened. The Windy City Gridiron fantasy football tourney has gone legit. Welcome to the Official WCG Fantasy Football Tournament. After multiple successful campaigns on fan...

Link: What the heck is an RPO? - Windy City Gridiron - As the Bears enter the brave new world of modern football, let’s take a look at the new “buzzword” in the NFL: The RPO.

Chicago Bears Training Camp 2018: Live stream 8/6 - Windy City Gridiron - Follow along and never miss a thing about Bears’ camp!

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