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The Bear’s Den, October 15, 2019

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Kyle’s officially out, Abdullah Anderson is back and Dax Raymond returns to the practice squad

New Orleans Saints vs Chicago Bears - October 7, 1984
Chicago Bears running back Walter Payton (34), who was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 1993, dives for a touchdown during a 20-7 victory over the New Orleans Saints on October 7, 1984, at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. During this game, Payton broke Jim Brown’s career rushing record.
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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS

Rashaad Coward Gets the First Shot at Replacing Kyle Long - Bleacher Nation - Someone other than Kyle Long will be manning the right guard position for the Bears when they face the Saints on Sunday, but who gets the final nod will be

Wood: Bears at the Bye - Offense - Da Bears Blog - With five games under the belt, the Bears are roughly 1/3 of the way through the season. Let’s check in on how they’re doing, starting with the offense.

Emma: Kyle Long Has Given Bears His Best - 670 The Score - Shut down for the rest of the season with a hip injury, Kyle Long could be facing the end of his time with the Bears.

Bears’ Mitchell Trubisky Returns To Practice - 670 The Score - Starting quarterback Mitchell Trubisky returned to practice Monday after missing the Bears’ game on Oct. 6 with a left shoulder injury.

Bears Place Kyle Long On Injured Reserve - 670 The Score - Bears right guard Kyle Long has been placed on injured reserve after he had been playing through a hip injury.

5@5: Is Loss Of Kyle Long A Blow Or Boost For Bears? - 670 The Score - The Mully & Haugh crew debates a five-pack of questions every weekday.

Bears Moving Forward Without Akiem Hicks, Kyle Long - 670 The Score - The Bears will be without two starters for an extended period, Matt Nagy said.

Mitch Trubisky begins throwing again as Bears continue to monitor his status for Sunday's game - NBC Sports Chicago - There were no official declarations on Monday, but there are reasons for optimism.

Under Center Podcast: A big news day at Halas Hall - NBC Sports Chicago - JJ Stankevitz and Cam Ellis look at the difficult decision and impact of Kyle Long going on IR.

Kyle Long placed on Injured reserve - NBC Sports Chicago - Seven-year Bears vet Kyle Long placed on IR due to hip injury.

Bears open as favorites in Week 7 vs. Saints - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears are home favorites against the New Orleans Saints to open Week 7.

Trubisky, three others back on practice field - ChicagoBears.comWhen the Bears - reassembled at Halas Hall Monday following their bye week, quarterback Mitchell Trubisky was one four players who returned to practice after being sidelined with an injury.

Bears weigh options at right guard - ChicagoBears.com - With right guard Kyle Long being placed on injured reserve Monday, the Bears have at least three options to replace him in Rashaad Coward, Ted Larsen and Alex Bars.

Bears assistant trainer raises $411,000 to fight cancer - ChicagoBears.com - Fueled by his young daughter’s battle with leukemia, Bears assistant athletic trainer Will Rogers was named the Illinois Man of the Year by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society after raising $411,000.

Roster Moves: Bears put Long on injured reserve - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears on Monday placed veteran right guard Kyle Long on injured reserve with a nagging hip injury, ending his season. The seventh-year pro started four of the team’s first five games this year.

The Results of the Bears' Kicking Competition Looks Better With Each Passing Week - Bleacher Nation - In an effort to find Cody Parkey's replacement, the Chicago Bears were connected to more than a dozen place-kickers this past offseason. And even though we are

The Bears Hosted a Bunch Dudes For Tryouts on Monday (And Could Even Sign One) - Bleacher Nation - Change is coming to the Bears after the bye week Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports the Bears had a wave of players in for tryouts at Halas Hall. Among

Bears QB Mitch Trubisky back at practice but uncertain for Saints game - Chicago Sun-Times - Trubisky is practicing with the intent to return Sunday against New Orleans.

Bears put Kyle Long on injured reserve - Chicago Sun-Times - The veteran guard had dealt with a hip injury this season.

Chicago Bears offense needs to find a spark during bye week - Chicago Tribune - Can the Bears salvage Mitch Trubisky's season? Can Matt Nagy find realistic solutions to jump-start an inept offense? Rich Campbell and Dan Wiederer sift through the debris.

Chicago Bears don't rule out injured reserve for Akiem Hicks - Chicago Tribune - Bears coach Matt Nagy provided updates on several players’ injuries and talked about how the coaches tried to improve over the week off.

Chicago Bears QB Mitch Trubisky hopes to play vs. Saints - Chicago Tribune - Mitch Trubisky practiced Monday and formally resumed throwing for the first time since dislocating his left shoulder Sept. 29. But will the Bears quarterback be given a green light to start against the Saints?

Chicago Bears end Kyle Long's season by placing him on IR - Chicago Tribune - Kyle Long's future with the Bears is in major doubt after he lands on injured reserve for the fourth straight season.

Bye Week Bears - taking stock of the 2019 team after five games - Chicago Shuffle Podcas - Zach Lee and Ricky O'Donnell break down the Bears, Kyle Long to IR, surprises and confirmations, and Blame Power Rankings

Matt Nagy the offensive mind needs to match Matt Nagy the leader - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears will be competitive almost every week because of Matt Nagy's leadership. But they can win almost every week if Nagy's offensive scheming matches those leadership qualities.

The Bears are getting key contributors Bilal Nichols and Taylor Gabriel back sooner than later - NBC Sports Chicago - Both sides of the ball may be close to getting important reinforcements.

Putting Kyle Long on IR was necessary for the Bears, but that doesn't make it sting any less - NBC Sports Chicago - The move raises questions about Longs future, both on the Bears and in football.

Mitchell Trubisky throws at Monday’s practice – ProFootballTalk - The Bears had hoped their starting quarterback would return this week after their off week. Mitchell Trubisky returned to practice Monday. It remains to be seen whether he will return to game action Sunday against the Saints.

‘A Bear for life’: Kyle Long can’t catch a break - Chicago Sun-Times - Three-time Pro Bowl offensive lineman put on IR with hip injury — ending his 2019 season and likely his career with the Bears

Matt Nagy: ‘Everything starts with me’ as Bears regroup after bye - Chicago Sun-Times - The most important regular-season week of Matt Nagy’s young head coaching career is actually two.

‘Halas Intrigue’ Episode 29: Bears’ injuries and emojis — SMH - Chicago Sun-Times - The hosts delve into the vibe around Halas Hall and the team’s injuries before Mark tries to decode the meaning of emojis.

‘Glad I’m back’ — Bears WR Taylor Gabriel returns to practice after concussion - Chicago Sun-Times - Even though the Bears had a light practice Monday, Taylor Gabriel couldn’t resist the urge to go full-bore.

Struggling Bears face #Saints and their biggest supporter, Pope Francis - Chicago Sun-Times - The Holy Father’s accidental tweet backs the Bears’ next opponent. Doesn’t it figure?

POLISH SAUSAGE

Cowboys’ Jason Garrett not worried about job status - NFL.com - One day removed from Dallas’ loss to the Jets, Cowboys coach Jason Garrett was asked whether he had been given any assurances about his job security. The skipper dismissed the query quickly.

Bruce Arians not considering benching Jameis Winston - NFL.com - Jameis Winston had never thrown five interceptions in a game before Sunday. He’s now got 10 on the season. Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians said he’s not considering a QB change despite the turnovers.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Eagles cut Zach Brown – ProFootballTalk
Kirk Cousins gets the last laugh. Eagles linebacker Zach Brown, who badmouthed Cousins before facing the Vikings last week, is being released, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

Danielle Hunter sets NFL record for most sacks before 25th birthday – ProFootballTalk
Vikings defensive end Danielle Hunter quietly has become one of the best pass rushers in football. He also has quietly set an all-time record. With a sack of Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz on Sunday, Hunter has 46.0 for his career.

IN CASE YOU YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong: Mitchell Trubisky returns to practice - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears returned to practice at Halas Hall today and they had a few injured players back on the field, including starting quarterback Mitchell Trubisky who threw for the first time since...

Wiltfong: Bears place Kyle Long on IR, sign Abdullah Anderson - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears make it official and place Kyle Long on injured reserve.

Wiltfong: Who will be the Bears post-bye MVP? - Windy City Gridiron - When the schedule was announced in the spring, the week-six bye was thought to be way too early for the Chicago Bears, but now that it has come and gone it appears to have come at the perfect time....

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