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The Bear’s Den, June 13, 2019

One kicker down, two more to... oh, heck, who knows what’s going on with those guys. Sigh.

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Bears Video Bonanza!


Stankeviz: Bears cut Chris Blewitt as kicking competition takes another turn - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears waived kicker Chris Blewitt on Wednesday, leaving Elliott Fry and Eddy Pineiro on the roster with summer break quickly approaching.

Medina: Mitch Trubisky Wants to Be a Bear For Life - Bleacher Nation - We're a year away from a Trubisky contract extension being a thing that happens, but it's never too early to talk about the possibility.

Chalk Talk: What is Trubisky doing better? - - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses where quarterback Mitchell Trubisky has improved most, how receiver Marvin Hall has performed in practice and how Cody Whitehair and James Daniels have fared after switching positions.

Medina: Bears Waive Kicker Chris Blewitt As Kicking Competition Continues to Sputter - Bleacher Nation - Blewitt's time in Chicago is over.

Short Pod: The End of the Josie Woods Era [AUDIO] - Da Bears Blog - The End of the Josie Woods Era

Bernstein: Bears' Kicking Show Now Fully A Farce - 670 The Score - Use your imagination to find a Bears kicker, because it can't be stranger than the truth.

Emma: Mitchell Trubisky Hopes To Play Entire Career With Bears - 670 The Score - Entering his third NFL season, Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky is about a year away from when contract considerations first come into play.

Morrissey: Whoever wins Bears’ kicking job will be a nervous wreck by opener - Chicago Sun-Times - Cody Parkey’s replacement will have so much attention on him that it will be a miracle if he can uncurl himself from the fetal position on game day. Hard to recall any position getting this much scrutiny from coaches and players during practices.

Finley: 49ers no-show Robbie Gould sells home as Bears continue kicker search - Chicago Sun-Times - Robbie Gould has said he wants to live in Chicago when his playing days are through. Just not in the same house.

Bears cut kicker Chris Blewitt, down to two options on roster - Chicago Sun-Times - Removing the former Pitt kicker from competition leaves two candidates: Eddy Piñeiro, whom they acquired from the Raiders, and ex-AAF kicker Elliott Fry.

Wiederer: Bears have a big matchup Saturday — on the softball diamond - Chicago Tribune - Bears All-Pro safety Eddie Jackson will host an Offense vs. Defense charity softball game Saturday in Schaumburg.

Biggs: Bears are raving about Mitch Trubisky's growth this offseason. If he makes a big leap this season, he could be in line for a new contract next year. - Chicago Tribune - Bears QB Mitch Trubisky is more confident this offseason, and that resonates throughout the team. A year from now, that could lead to a new contract.

Wiederer: Bears waive Chris Blewitt, kicking competition remains wide open - Chicago Tribune - The Bears on Wednesday announced they waived kicker Chris Blewitt, one day after Blewitt, Eddy Pineiro and Elliott Fry struggled at minicamp at Halas Hall.

Ranking the 100 best Bears players ever: No. 86, Brandon Marshall - Chicago Tribune - Before the Bears’ 100th season, the Tribune's Bears reporters and editors ranked the 100 best players in franchise history. Brandon Marshall is No. 86.

Mullin: As other QBs sign record extensions, Mitch Trubisky makes it clear he wants to remain with Bears - NBC Sports Chicago - As young quarterbacks around the league sign massive extensions, Mitch Trubisky made it clear that he wants to be in Chicago and with the Bears for as long as he can.

Under Center Podcast: Looking ahead to Mitch Trubisky’s megacontract - NBC Sports Chicago - JJ Stankevitz, John “Moon” Mullin and Cam Ellis look at Mitch Trubisky’s comments about wanting to play his whole career in Chicago and what the implications of a megacontract for him would be.

Stankevitz: Why the Bears cut Chris Blewitt in the middle of veteran minicamp - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears' decision to dump Chris Blewitt in the middle of their final practices of the offseason program raised a few eyebrows, but made sense to Matt Nagy and the team.


Sean McVay’s glowing assessment could drive up Jared Goff’s price tag – ProFootballTalk - There’s a misconception in some circles regarding my opinion regarding the future of Jared Goff in L.A. Some think I’ve said that the Rams are destined to dump him for another quarterback. The truth is significantly more nuanced than that.

Patriots’ Sony Michel undergoes minor knee surgery - - New England Patriots running back Sony Michel underwent a knee scope, per NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. Michel is expected to be ready to go by training camp next month.


B/R doesn’t believe Detroit Lions TE T.J. Hockenson will live up to the hype - Pride Of Detroit - Bleacher Report thinks Hockenson won’t live up tot he hype for weird reasons.

Looking at key positional battles heading towards training camp - Daily Norseman - Let’s look at defense and special teams today

Mike Pettine wants to clean up Packers’ first down pass D after finishing worst in 2018 - Acme Packing Company - When Mike Pettine’s defense gets teams behind the sticks, he crushes them with blitzes and disguise, but struggles on first down prevented that from happening more last season. Can a talent influx change that?

Kirk Cousins: I’m a .500 quarterback, that’s not where you want to be – ProFootballTalk - The late Al Davis is credited with coining the phrase "just win, baby," but a current NFL quarterback may be borrowing it as his motto for the 2019 season.


Sunderbruch: NFC North Roster Comparisons - Tight Ends - Windy City Gridiron - The tight end position has become a vital wild card for NFL offenses, and Matt Nagy has shown he knows how to use the position. Where does Chicago rank?

Wiltfong: Chris Blewitt blew it, released by Bears - Windy City Gridiron - And then there were two... The Chicago Bears have announced that they have released placekicker Chris Blewitt, which leaves only kickers Elliott Fry and Eddy Pineiro around for next month’s...

Wiltfong: Gil Brandt predicting a huge year for David Montgomery - Windy City Gridiron - Earlier this week, our very own Jacob Infante ran through his rookie predictions for the Chicago Bears, and I thought he nailed them. He had third-round draft pick David Montgomery at a shade under...


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