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It’s Rams week and we are talking about Mitch and Cam and Colin, oh my!

Chicago Bears vs Los Angeles Rams - November 11, 1984
Chicago Bears Hall of Fame running back Walter Payton (34) high-steps away from Los Angeles Rams linebackers Mark Jerue (59) and a diving Carl Eckern (55) during a game on November 11, 1984, at Anaheim Stadium in Anaheim, California.
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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

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

BEARRRSSSS

Making Sense of Mitch Trubisky (in bullet points) - Da Bears Blog - Mitch Trubisky’s last four performances are some of the strangest by a Bears quarterback in recent memory.

Bears’ David Montgomery Dealing With Ankle Injury - 670 The Score - Montgomery was officially listed as limited in practice Wednesday.

Bears Still Searching For Solutions At Tight End - 670 The Score - Trey Burton is now hampered by a calf injury, his latest setback in 2019.

Bernstein: Of Course The Bears Should Consider Kaepernick - 670 The Score - Colin Kaepernick has a workout scheduled in Atlanta on Saturday.

Zeglinski: The Bears are alright and the TV’s are off … for now – The Rock River Times - Nobody needed more of a rebound than Mitchell Trubisky on Sunday. Nobody needed more of a solid performance with their back against the wall.

Meet the Los Angeles Rams (with the Derek Ciapala of Rams Talk Podcast) - Chicago Audible Podcast - Derek Ciapala of the Rams Talk podcast joins the show to share his insight on the Chicago Bears Week 11 opponent - the L.A. Rams.

Under the Microscope: Nick Kwiatkoski’s Dominance Plays Key Role in Win - Chicago Audible Blog - Nobody played a bigger role in this than inside linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski.

Will 'special' throws help Mitch Trubisky keep his job with the Bears in 2020? - NBC Sports Chicago - Mitch Trubisky's ability to occasionally make highlight reel throws doesn't tell the whole story of his season, but could be pointed to by the Bears in deciding to let him keep his job in 2020.

Matt Nagy was non-committal on whether the Bears would have someone at Colin Kaepernick's showcase - NBC Sports Chicago - It's still not clear if the Bears plan to attend Kaepernick's workout.

If anyone knows how to handle the Jalen Ramsey Experience, it's probably Allen Robinson - NBC Sports Chicago - Robinson was one of the first NFL players to line up against Ramsey.

Chicago Bears lean on veteran Cody Whitehair’s experience - ChicagoBears.com - In moving Cody Whitehair back from left guard to center, the Bears are counting on the 27-year-old to help bring along young guards James Daniels and Rashaad Coward.

Mitchell Trubisky, Chicago Bears looking to stack victories - ChicagoBears.com - ChicagoBears.com - Mitchell Trubisky and the Bears offense took a step in the right direction last weekend and hope to continue along the same path when they face the Rams Sunday night in Los Angeles.

‘Breaking Bad’ actor Matt Jones a diehard Chicago Bears fan - ChicagoBears.com - Actor Matt Jones, who played “Badger” in the AMC crime drama “Breaking Bad,” is a lifelong Bears fan who plans to attend his second straight game Sunday night in Los Angeles.

The Week Ahead: Bears prep to visit Rams - ChicagoBears.com - Three days after their 20-13 win over the Lions at Soldier Field, the Bears return to the practice field Wednesday to continue preparing for Sunday night’s game against the Rams in Los Angeles.

Colin Kaepernick NFL team odds: Chicago Bears among prime landing spots - Chicago Sun-Times - If Kaepernick ultimately returns to the NFL, odds makers see Chicago as a potential landing spot for the outspoken quarterback.

Chicago Bears sub Nick Kwiatkoski is ‘a hell of an insurance policy’ - Chicago Sun-Times - Bears will miss Danny Trevathan on several levels. But after two stellar relief appearances, Kwiatkoski appears ready for a longer look that could lead to a big payday in 2020.

Chicago Bears WR Allen Robinson eyes matchup with LA Rams CB Jalen Ramsey - Chicago Sun-Times - Ramsey is one of the most bombastic (and talented) cornerbacks in the NFL, and he’s likely to spend all game Sunday night shadowing Robinson.

Struggling Chicago Bears would be better with Colin Kaepernick - Chicago Sun-Times - If they don’t go to his NFL-organized workout Saturday, it will be borderline criminal for a franchise that has major quarterback issues.

Halas Intrigue podcast: Chicago Bears, Colin Kaepernick and Mitch Trubisky - Chicago Sun-Times - Will the Bears’ conservative ownership seriously consider signing Colin Kaepernick?

Matt Nagy calls Colin Kaepernick ‘a weapon,’ but won’t say if Chicago Bears will attend workout - Chicago Sun-Times - The free agent hasn’t played since 2016, when he began kneeling during the national anthem to protest social injustice and police brutality.

Chicago Bears need to check out Colin Kaepernick - Chicago Sun-Times - With Mitch Trubisky spinning his wheels in his third season, GM Ryan Pace — who leaves no stone unturned — should do his due diligence and kick the tires on controversial QB.

Brad Biggs: Chicago Bears must attend Colin Kaepernick's workout - Chicago Tribune - The Bears absolutely must begin considering quarterback options for 2020. That should include sending someone to Atlanta to watch Colin Kaepernick's Saturday workout.

Chicago Bears QB Mitch Trubisky feels 'pretty good' about his play Sunday - Chicago Tribune - After reviewing the victory over the Lions, Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky felt good that he “did my job across the board.”

Chicago Bears Q&A with Brad Biggs - Chicago Tribune - Brad Biggs has answers to all your questions about Mitch Trubisky, Matt Nagy's offense and a defense that isn't playing up to last season's standards.

Why the Bears have a better shot at the playoffs than the Rams - NFL.com - The Bears and Rams have both scuffled this season. Adam Rank sees their upcoming SNF showdown as a potential springboard for Chicago -- and the beginning of the end for Los Angeles in 2019.

Bears injury report: RB David Montgomery has ankle problem - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears haven’t put Danny Trevathan on injured reserve — yet — and are monitoring the status of two injured players on the other side of the ball.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Report: NFL, NFLPA move closer to new labor agreement, which likely includes 17 games – ProFootballTalk - The NFL and its Players Association could have a deal completed by early 2020 after making progress in negotiations, Mark Maske of the Washington Post reports. The new Collective Bargaining Agreement likely includes a 17-game regular season.

Veteran QB market: Top 10 potentially available passers in 2020 - NFL.com - Will the offseason bring a furious swing around the veteran QB carousel? Chris Wesseling ranks his top 10 seasoned passers who could hit the market in 2020, a list that includes Dak Prescott, Tom Brady and Drew Brees.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Detroit Lions Week 11 injury report: Lions-Cowboys dealing with massive injuries - Pride Of Detroit - Both squads are beat up.

Vikings Wednesday Injury Report: Four starters sit out - Daily Norseman - Not a great sign early in the week

How Packers’ Billy Turner turned his style into action & community building - Acme Packing Company - The Packers new right guard made an impression on his teammates right away, not just for his size, but his personality and fashion sense. They offered him an opportunity to use his art to form a bond, one he’s extended beyond the locker room.

Former Packers star Clay Matthews fitting in with Rams - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears will see an old rival in a new uniform this week: Clay Matthews, who returned to the Rams on Sunday after being out with an injury since Oct. 3.

IN CASE YOU YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Sunderbruch: Then and Now - The Rebuild at Year 5 - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears are rebuilding. Was 2018 the shape of things to come, with 2019 as a temporary setback? Or was 2018 a blip with more disappointment to follow.

Zimmerman: Danny Parkins - Did Chicago Bears GM Ryan Pace ignore Deshaun Watson to spite John Fox? - Windy City Gridiron - Danny Parkins joined the Bears Banter Podcast and had some harsh criticisms for Ryan Pace.

Infante: Report - Cam Newton would be interested in trade to Bears - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears could be a favorable landing spot for the former MVP.

Infante: 2020 NFL mock draft - What if the Bears don’t draft a quarterback early? - Windy City Gridiron - Draft season never ends.

Wiltfong: Bears add two to their practice squad - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears have made a couple practice squad moves the last couple days...

Wiltfong's Chicago Bears Sackwatch 2019: Week 10 vs. the Detroit Lions - Windy City Gridiron - We break down all five sacks allowed by the Bears right here...

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