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The Bear’s Den, November 21, 2019

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Hey, it’s Thursday, and you know what that means, right? Well... it means it’s Thursday...

Chicago Bears v Los Angeles Rams Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images

THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

Since it’s all blackness, gloom and doom around here, we may as well start the Black Parade...

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

BEARRRSSSS

670 Staff Predictions: Bears-Giants - 670 The Score - Kickoff is set for noon Sunday from Soldier Field.

Bears Rookie TE Jesper Horsted Has Chance To Catch On - 670 The Score - Bears undrafted rookie tight end Jesper Horsted will get a chance to prove himself after he was promoted from the practice squad to the active roster.

Bernstein: For Bears, What Now? - 670 The Score - It’s going to be an uncomfortable fight to the end of a disappointing season.

Bears’ Trubisky Practices After Suffering Hip Pointer - 670 The Score - Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky practiced in full Wednesday after suffering a right hip pointer in the team’s loss to the Rams on Sunday.

5@5: Why Do Bears Struggle With Success? - 670 The Score - The Mully & Haugh crew debates a five-pack of questions every weekday.

Matt Nagy still confident in Chicago Bears kicker Eddy Pineiro - Chicago Tribune - Eddy Pineiro's challenge against the Giants is to rebound from consecutive missed field-goal attempts.

Zeglinski: No care, all ego - Everyone’s liable but Matt Nagy – The Rock River Times - Not ounce of the Bears’ swirling catastrophe is Matt Nagy’s fault. According to Matt Nagy.

Under the Microscope: Despite Struggles, Roquan Smith Shows Up Big - Chicago Audible Blog - Even though the Chicago Bears struggled against the Rams, second-year linebacker Roquan Smith came up in a big way.

The Bears are not benching Mitch Trubisky: 'We want him to be out there this week' - NBC Sports Chicago - Mitch Trubisky was a full participant in Wednesday's practice at Halas Hall, clearing a path for him to start Sunday against the New York Giants.

Bears QB Big Board, 3.0: NFL Draft may offer best options for long-term starter - NBC Sports Chicago - In our latest installment of the Bears' QB Big Board, Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts makes a big jump into the top options for GM Ryan Pace to consider this offseason.

With six weeks left, rookie tight end Jesper Horsted will now get the extended tryout he's been waiting for - NBC Sports Chicago - Horsted will complete the Bears' new Ivy League look at tight end.

Mitchell Trubisky day-to-day, practices in full - ChicagoBears.com - Three days after a right hip pointer knocked him out of the Bears’ loss to the Rams, Mitchell Trubisky practiced without restrictions Wednesday and hopes to start Sunday against the Giants.

Allen Robinson looks to close season with consistency - ChicagoBears.com - Veteran receiver Allen Robinson would like to see the Bears offense take a few steps forward in the final six weeks of the season.

Chalk Talk: Why did Bears decline Rams penalty? - ChicagoBears.com - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses why the Bears declined a running-into-the-punter penalty against the Rams, if Mitchell Trubisky was to blame for a deflected interception and the last time the Bears didn’t score points off a turnover in a game.

Roster moves: Chicago Bears elevate Jesper Horsted to active roster - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears on Wednesday promoted tight end Jesper Horsted, an undrafted rookie from Princeton, from the practice squad to the active roster.

Chicago Bears ‘Halas Intrigue’ podcast Episode 52: The Mitch Trubisky injury saga rolls along - Chicago Sun-Times - How will Mitch Trubisky’s injury affect the Bears’ preparation for the Giants.

Chicago Bears kicker Eddy Pineiro faces questions of confidence, job security - Chicago Sun-Times - It looked like kicker stress was in the past for the Bears when Pineiro knocked down a 53-yarder to beat the Broncos, but his season accuracy has slipped below what Cody Parkey hit in 2018.

Chicago Bears Matt Nagy, Mitch Trubisky still joined at the hip? - Chicago Sun-Times - With his injury feeling “a lot better,” Bears QB optimistic he can play against the Giants on Sunday — and Nagy is eager to see what he can do. ‘We need to see where he’s at, where our offense is at.’

Ryan Pace, Matt Nagy, Mitch Trubisky hit bottom in Bears’ embarrassing season - Chicago Sun-Times - The three most prominent names in the organization — the GM, coach and quarterback — have each had a hand in the Bears’ demise. Who keeps their job? Ken’s Note: Oh man, another “hit bottom” story. These writers have all the linguistic creativity of a anemone.

Chicago Bears’ Matt Nagy unclear on QB Mitch Trubisky’s status for practice, New York Giants game - Chicago Sun-Times - Trubisky suffered a hip injury, and Nagy said Wednesday morning he did not know whether he would practice in the afternoon, or to what extent.

Chicago Bears promote Jesper Horsted while in need of tight end help - Chicago Sun-Times - Despite playing three offensive snaps in the first two exhibition games combined, he finished with eight catches for 121 yards in the preseason.

Chicago Bears Q&A with Brad Biggs - Chicago Tribune - Brad Biggs’ Bears mailbag this week has questions about replacing Mitch Trubisky, who’s winning the Khalil Mack trade and whether Marcus Mariota is an option next year.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Browns DL Larry Ogunjobi's 1-game suspension upheld - NFL.com - Cleveland Browns defensive lineman Larry Ogunjobi's one-game suspension has been upheld by appeals officer James Thrash, the NFL announced on Wednesday afternoon.

Rudolph: I fell short of NFL, Steelers' standards in fight - NFL.com - Mason Rudolph read a prepared statement on the incident during last week's game against the Browns. The Steelers QB expressed his regret over how he handled the situation with Myles Garrett.

Lamar Jackson leads fan Pro Bowl voting – ProFootballTalk - Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson has rapidly become perhaps the NFL's most popular player. Jackson leads all players in Pro Bowl voting, the NFL announced today.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Are the Vikings in danger of getting flexed OUT of prime time? - Daily Norseman - It could happen

Matthew Stafford still wants to play in 2019 - Pride Of Detroit - ‘If I’m healthy enough to play, I’m going to play.

Week 12 Walkthroughs: Which team is the Packers’ biggest roadblock for the #1 seed? - Acme Packing Company - A few of the answers may surprise you.

IN CASE YOU YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Berckes & Snyder's Bears Over Beers: Pour one out for the Playoffs - Windy City Gridiron - The guys mourn the post season hopes of the 2019 Bears, recap the Rams game, and preview the Giants coming to town.

Sunderbruch: Four Lesser Frustrations of the 2019 Season - Windy City Gridiron - It would be easy to get hung up on the obvious frustrations of the 2019 season. However, Bears fans have a lot of reasons to be annoyed beyond the ones everybody is talking about.

Wiltfong: Mitchell Trubisky practiced in full for the Bears - Windy City Gridiron - It was an interesting injury report for the first practice of the week for the Chicago Bears.

Infante: Bears promote tight end Jesper Horsted to active roster - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears have promoted tight end Jesper Horsted to the active roster, the team announced on Wednesday. Horsted had previously spent the 2019 season on the Bears’ practice squad. After not putting...

Wiltfong's Chicago Bears Sackwatch 2019: Week 11 vs. the Los Angeles Rams - Windy City Gridiron - Lester breaks down all three sacks allowed by the Bears from Sunday against the Rams.

WCG CONTRIBUTORS BEARS PODCASTS & STREAMS

Windy City Gridiron Podcast Channel which includes Bear With Me from Robert Schmitz, Bears Over Beers featuring Jeff Berckes & EJ Snyder, and T Formation Conversation from Lester A. Wiltfong Jr.; Steven’s Streaming Twitch Channel from Steven Schweickert; and Robert Zeglinski’s The Blitz Network

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WCG CONTRIBUTORS BEARS PODCASTS & STREAMS

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