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The Bear’s Den, October 10, 2019

In a critical offseason move, the Bears have re-signed Bradley Sowell to the 53-man roster because... ummm... errr... (insert sound of crickets here)

NFL: AUG 08 Preseason - Panthers at Bears
 Chicago Bears tight end Bradley Sowell (85) in game action during a NFL preseason game between the Carolina Panthers and the Chicago Bears on August 8, 2019 at Soldier Field, in Chicago
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TJGOBIG said “Let There Be Metal In The Spongie Special*”... and there was metal...



Top Bears Moments: 50-41 - NBC Sports Chicago - The Chicago Bears, one of the two remaining charter franchises of the National Football League, have put together an impressive century – nine NFL championships and a league-high 28 players inducted into the NFL’s Hall of Fame. Within that history have been signature moments spanning every era.

What should we read into the QB roster moves the Bears made on Wednesday? - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears made a QB roster move this morning

Cutting of Tyler Bray could signify return of Mitchell Trubisky - - Tyler Bray was released by the Bears Wednesday, and tight end Bradley Sowell was added back to the 53-man roster.

Why the Chicago Bears should consider trading for QB Josh Rosen - Bears Wire - The Bears’ QB play has been less than inspiring this season, which is why it wouldn’t hurt for Chicago to consider trading for Josh Rosen.

5@5: How Do Bears Fix Leno’s Penalty Problem? | 670 The Score - The Mully & Haugh crew debates a five-pack of questions every weekday.

Bears Release Tyler Bray, Re-Sign Bradley Sowell | 670 The Score - Bray’s release could be a sign that Mitchell Trubisky’s is nearing full health.

New Titans kicker Cody Parkey has moved on from the double-doink - Chicago Sun-Times - "It’s 2019, not ’18 anymore. We’re chugging along, and I’m just excited to be a Titan," Cody Parkey said.

With Bears struggling, the Cody Parkey mess seems like a lifetime ago - Chicago Sun-Times - What’s going on now should be much more disconcerting to those of you who were sure the team was going to build on the success of 2018.

Why WR Allen Robinson’s torrid pace is bad sign for Bears’ offense - Chicago Sun-Times - Allen Robinson catching 99 balls for 1,078 yards would be horrible news for the Bears. If he reaches those figures, the team certainly won’t make the playoffs.

5 observations from the Chicago Bears' Week 5 loss - Chicago Tribune - Matt Nagy doesn't have simple fixes for the Bears' broken running game, but the place to start looking is the interior of the offensive line.

How Sherrick McManis kept Bears’ ‘Peanut Punch’ tradition alive - Chicago Sun-Times - "I feel like Sherrick is ‘Peanut’ reincarnated," cornerback Prince Amukamara said. "He’s keeping it going."

Cody Parkey is back in the NFL - Chicago Tribune - Former Bears kicker Cody Parkey says what he learned from last season was perseverance. "Not everything's going to go your way, so it's about how you respond."

Ep. 92: Week 5 Recap - Bears @ Raiders - Bear Down Girl Podcast - Pretty disappointing on all fronts. I breakdown why the offense and defense struggled so much in this game and what they need to do better. I also go off a little bit on people freaking out about when the Bears traveled to London this week.

Zeglinski: London Burning - Bears’ offensive identity has gone incognito – The Rock River Times - After a lethargic 24-21 loss to the Raiders in England, the hot button conversation for the Bears became their offensive identity, or lack thereof.

Column: Bears’ Offensive Line Biggest Issue This Season - Chicago Audible Podcast - There have been plenty of problems with the Bears' offense this season, but the most alarming concern for Chicago is how the offensive line has played.

The Bears aren't getting what they need from Adam Shaheen or 12 personnel - NBC Sports Chicago - Adam Shaheen has been invisible this year...


Five best, worst NFL offensive lines: Cowboys shine, Jets a mess - - Chris Wesseling reveals his ranking of the top five and bottom five offensive lines heading into Week 6 of the 2019 NFL season. The Cowboys and Jets, who’ll meet on Sunday, are among the teams with O-lines at opposite ends of the spectrum.

Vontaze Burfict’s suspension upheld – ProFootballTalk - Appeals officer Derrick Brooks upheld Raiders linebacker Vontaze Burfict’s suspension for the rest of the season, the NFL announced Wednesday. Burfict cannot return to the field until the 2020 season. Burfict signed a one-year deal, so he is scheduled to become a free agent in March.


Explaining the NFL’s 5-step concussion protocol - Pride Of Detroit - An overlook of the NFL’s concussion protocol and how it relates to T.J. Hockenson.

Vikings Division Prospects Still Good - Daily Norseman - The Vikings are a somewhat disappointing 3-2 after five games, which leaves them neither here (a top contender) or there (a long shot at best for the post-season). On the positive side, the...

You’re not going to believe this - Daily Norseman - It’s a major award!

Wednesday Walkthroughs: What would you change about the Packers through five games? - Acme Packing Company - APC writers share their thoughts on what should be changed in Green Bay.


Sunderbruch's Bears at the Bye: Serious Answers to Hard Questions - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears are struggling. Not really, but sort of. It’s complicated. Complicated times beg for simple answers, and a child’s toy is here to help.

Wiltfong's Chicago Bears Sackwatch 2019: Week 5 vs. the Oakland Raiders - Windy City Gridiron - I break down the 4 sacks allowed by the Chicago Bears right here...

Wiltfong: Bears release Tyler Bray so you know what that means... - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears announce a couple roster moves.

Lemming: Chicago Bears - Game balls after a disappointing loss in London to the Oakland Raiders - Windy City Gridiron - I think we speak for most Bears fans when we say we are thankful the Bears are on a bye week. There’s plenty of disappointment to digest from last Sunday’s loss, but we’ll do our best to shed some positivity on it, too.


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*Well, to be honest, TJGOBIG didn’t actually say that... but he would have if it had come up in conversation... so, the Denmaster invoked poetic license.