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Mayer: Trubisky embracing Bears history, former players - ChicagoBears.com - Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky has enjoyed getting to know Jim McMahon and other former players at this weekend’s Bears100 Celebration in Rosemont, saying: “It’s very unique. It really is a Bears family.”
Medina: The Bears Have Been Grading Ha Ha Clinton-Dix Ahead of Adrian Amos For Years - Bleacher Nation - The Bears believe they have upgraded at safety by replacing Adrian Amos with Ha Ha Clinton-Dix.
Wiedman: Chicago Bears aim for kicking perfection - Our Turf Football - After the season ending "Doink Heard Round the Word", last year, the Chicago Bears are going to get it right at kicker. OTFBs Wanda Wiedman takes a look at the search.
Emma: Devin Hester Appreciative Of Place In Bears History - 670 The Score - "I'm just walking among living legends," Hester said at Bears100.
Emma: Bears Unveil 'Classic' Uniform At Centennial Celebration - 670 The Score - The Bears unveiled their classic jersey in honor of their 100-year anniversary, a uniform that was inspired by the team's look in 1936.
Eras Of Bears' Proud Lore Savor Their Night Back Together - 670 The Score - The Bears are celebrating their centennial in Rosemont this weekend, and various eras of lore savored Friday night together.
Stankevitz: 'They're not going to trade this guy:' An inside look at how the Bears came to deal for Khalil Mack - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears initially didn't think they had a realistic chance to trade for Khalil Mack. A month later, they did.
Q&A: Virginia McCaskey on the Bears, past and present - NBC Sports Chicago - NBC Sports Chicago had a chance to sit down on Saturday with Bears owner Virginia McCaskey, who offered insight and stories from 100 years of football for her franchise.
Santaromita: Bears have consistently graded Ha Ha Clinton-Dix ahead of Adrian Amos - NBC Sports Chicago - Bears director of player personnel Josh Lucas said the Bears have rated Ha Ha Clinton-Dix ahead of Adrian Amos for four years.
Stankevitz: The time Dick Butkus nearly fought George Halas, and the five best things we heard at Friday's Bears100 celebration - NBC Sports Chicago - Dick Butkus' story about a frank conversation he had with George Halas was one of the best things we heard at Friday's Bears100 celebration in Rosemont.
Mullin: 'Punky QB' meets 'Pretty Boy Assassin' on quarterbacks panel for Bears 100 Celebration weekend - NBC Sports Chicago - Mentoring comes in an untold number of forms. So it was on Saturday, when two of the most charismatic Bears quarterbacks of the past four decades came together Saturday.
Stankevitz: Why Gary Fencik appreciates Matt Nagy - He ‘respects that the fans are not idiots’ - NBC Sports Chicago - Gary Fencik, a Bears Super Bowl winner turned season ticket holder, appreciates a specific aspect of how Matt Nagy carries himself in public.
Hoge: ‘What Are We Doing?’ — Bears Executives Explain How The Khalil Mack Trade Happened - WGN Radio - 720 AM - The seeds of the stunning Khalil Mack trade were planted last summer. As the star pass rusher skipped mandatory minicamp in June and appeared ready to hold out of training camp, general managers around the league took notice.
Mayer: Bears see rich history as competitive advantage - ChicagoBears.com - Seeing current players interacting with all-time greats at the Bears100 Celebration—like Richard Dent sharing pass-rushing secrets with Khalil Mack--was a surreal experience for coach Matt Nagy.
Mayer: Nagy, Pace partnership gives Bears bright future - ChicagoBears.com - General manager Ryan Pace and coach Matt Nagy took center stage—literally—Sunday at the Bears100 Celebration, joining president/CEO Ted Phillips to discuss the team’s resurgence.
Mayer: Butkus grateful to have played close to home - ChicagoBears.com - Reflecting on his Hall of Fame career, former Bears star Dick Butkus said Saturday he feels ‘very lucky’ he was able to play high school, college and pro football in his home state.
Price: Super Bowl Shuffle revisited: Former Bears DB Ken Taylor still hears footsteps - Chicago Sun-Times - He has a Super Bowl ring and a great behind-the-scenes story to tell about his old ‘crew.’
Finley: Bears greats gather to celebrate 100th season - Chicago Sun-Times - Mike Ditka wore a gold jacket, one of a staggering six men to tout their Pro Football Hall of Fame status, at opening night of the Bears 100 Celebration Weekend.
Lieser: Former Bears star Devin Hester ready to stand among legends, Hall of Famers - Chicago Sun-Times - The most electric return man in NFL history deserves to be the first one enshrined in Canton.
Finley: Bears unveil new throwback uni - white jersey, striped socks and no ‘Wishbone C’ - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears will pair the jerseys with navy pants. Their striped socks alternate navy and orange from the knees to the shoes.
Potash: ‘He’s a real Chicago hero’ - Former Bears honor Gale Sayers - Chicago Sun-Times - At 76, the Hall of Fame running back is suffering from dementia. But he still took center - stage at the Bears 100 Celebration Weekend.
Day 2 at the Bears100 Celebration: Jim McMahon gives Mitch Trubisky some pointers — and a star-studded defensive line panel fires up the crowd - Chicago Tribune - Highlights of from the Bears100 Celebration, including Hall-of-Fame linebackers Dick Butkus and Mike Singletary & quarterbacks Mitch Trubisky and Jim McMahon.
Wiederer: 'This is real' - Past glory collides with future dreams as Bears100 Celebration Weekend begins - Chicago Tribune - The Bears 100 Celebration Weekend exploded Friday with appearances by Gale Sayers, Mike Ditka, Devin Hester, Dick Butkus and more.
Ranking the 100 best Bears players ever: No. 89, Beattie Feathers - Chicago Tribune - Before the Bears’ 100th season, the Tribune's Bears reporters and editors ranked the 100 best players in franchise history. Beattie Feathers is No. 89.
Ranking the 100 best Bears players ever: No. 90, Kevin Butler - Chicago Tribune - Before the Bears’ 100th season, the Tribune's Bears reporters and editors ranked the 100 best players in franchise history. Kevin Butler is No. 90.
Mullin: Living Bears history on display at '100 years in the making' panel with Virginia McCaskey, George McCaskey, HOF writers | NBC Sports Chicago - Virginia McCaskey is still eminently capable of charming a massive audience, as she did Sunday as part of the Bears’ “100 Celebration Weekend” in Rosemont.
Bergman: Richard Dent sees similarities in Bears, ‘85 champs - NFL.com - One Monster of the Midway, Hall of Fame defensive end Richard Dent, thinks this year’s Bears squad has the potential to quench the franchise’s prolonged thirst for a Lombardi.
Finley: If Bears win Super Bowl, Matt Nagy wants Virginia McCaskey inside ‘Club Dub’ - Chicago Sun-Times - Coach Matt Nagy already knows the guest of honor he wants to admit into “Club Dub” if the Bears win the title.
Finley: Bears Hall of Famer Dan Hampton - ‘Thank God John Fox’s [butt] is out of town’ - Chicago Sun-Times - When someone mentioned new head coach Matt Nagy on Saturday, Dan Hampton took a shot at the man he replaced.
Potash: The best? Mike Ditka toasts Bears’ 1963 championship defense - Chicago Sun-Times - ‘I’m just glad I was a part of the ‘63 team because those guys were good,’ Ditka said.
Finley: Jim McMahon on Bears’ Mitch Trubisky - ‘If he plays hard and wins, they’ll love him forever’ - Chicago Sun-Times - Their meeting Friday marked a gathering of the Bears’ two most recent Pro Bowl quarterbacks.
Johnny Manziel interested in playing for Houston’s XFL team – ProFootballTalk - June Jones, who will coach Houston’s XFL team, has expressed interest in having Johnny Manziel play for him. The interest is mutual. Manziel told John McClain of the Houston Chronicle today that he would like to play for Jones in Houston after previously playing for him in Hamilton, in the Canadi...
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Vikings reportedly looking to extend Stephen Weatherly - Daily Norseman - He’s entering the final year of his rookie contract
Which Lions contract negotiations should take priority: Slay or Snacks? - Pride Of Detroit - Time to make a tough decision.
Bears to wear throwback jerseys for Week 4; will Vikings follow suit? - Daily Norseman - Well, they damn well ought to
Packers announce plans to honor Bart Starr during week 2 game and with helmet decal - Acme Packing Company - The team is honoring the recently-passed legend with celebrations, symbolic representations, and financial contributions.
VIDEO: The Detroit Lions offensive line is also better at chugging beer than Aaron Rodgers - Pride Of Detroit - That’s my offensive line.
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Zeglinski: Chicago Bears unveil classic uniforms at centennial celebration - Windy City Gridiron - There’s a modern but familiar look for the new Monsters of the Midway.
Schmitz’ The Best Drive of the Year: How Nagy’s masterful play-calling saved the Chicago Bears’ 2018 season - Windy City Gridiron - Robert S. breaks down all 11 plays of the Bears’ Week 2 drive against Seattle to illustrate the profound effect HC Matt Nagy has on the offense.
Householder: All of the bad Chicago Bears QB Mitch Trubisky takes this week - Windy City Gridiron - So does Mitch Trubisky suck or is he the best? I’m too stupid to make up my own mind...
Wiltfong: How did you become a fan of the Chicago Bears? - Windy City Gridiron - What’s your own personal Chicago Bears story?
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