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The Bear’s Den, July 13, 2019

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Well never forget the way you thrilled the nation with your T-formation

NFL Media Day - Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Akiem Hicks of the Chicago Bears speaks to reporters during the media day at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London.
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS

Video: Nagy throws first pitch at White Sox game - ChicagoBears.com - Head coach Matt Nagy takes a trip to the south side to throw out the first pitch at a Chicago White Sox game.

Brooks: Bears rank high on defensive triplets list - NFL.com - Which teams boast the best DEFENSIVE triplets in the NFL today? How do running backs factor into the latest team-building trend? Bucky Brooks explores those topics -- and more -- in this week’s notebook.

Countdown to Camp 2019: Chicago Bears Cornerback Preview - Chicago Audible Podcast - The Chicago Audible continues its annual countdown to Chicago Bears training camp with an in-depth look at (and preview of) the team’s cornerbacks.

Hester made history with Super Bowl return TD - ChicagoBears.com - Devin Hester capped a record-breaking 2006 rookie season by becoming the first player in NFL history to return the opening kickoff of a Super Bowl for a touchdown, dashing 92 yards against the Indianapolis Colts.

Chalk Talk: What will be best position battle in camp? - ChicagoBears.com - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses what likely will be the best position battle in training camp, expectations for receiver Allen Robinson and the highest-ranked non-Hall of Famer among the best 100 players in Bears history.

Short Futures Bet Pod: David Montgomery to Lead League in Rushing (100-1) - Da Bears Blog - A short podcast

Bears Position Preview: Three’s Company At Running Back - 670 The Score - How the Bears manage the workload in their backfield is an intriguing storyline.

POLISH SAUSAGE

NFL suspends Malik McDowell for two games – ProFootballTalk - Defensive tackle Malik McDowell hasn’t found a new team since being released by the Seahawks in March and news from the league office on Friday probably won’t help that effort. According to multiple reports, McDowell has been suspended for the first two games of the 2019 season.

Al Riveron on expanded replay for pass interference: Let’s get it right – ProFootballTalk - If not for the obvious missed call in the NFC Championship Game, the NFL would not have added instant replay for pass interference. But it happened, and they have.

NFL Superstar Club: Deshaun Watson gets in, Tom Brady booted - NFL.com - Every summer, Dan Hanzus serves as the bouncer of The Superstar Club, a home for the NFL’s most special players. Who’s in and who’s out this time around? Well, a few decisions are sure to surprise...

Mark Murphy supports 17 games a regular-season compromise – ProFootballTalk - Given the conflicting quotes attributed to Packers CEO Mark Murphy on Friday, I opted to pretend to be an actual reporter and do some actual reporting. Short story shorter, I got Murphy on the phone to clarify his thoughts on a potentially expanded regular season.

Richie Incognito suspended two games – ProFootballTalk - Raiders guard Richie Incognito’s career has featured many off-field issues, but he’d been able to avoid being suspended by the NFL for any of them until Friday. Incognito has been suspended for the first two games of the regular season for violating the league’s Personal Conduct Policy.

NFL suspends Jets’ Chris Herndon four games – ProFootballTalk - The Jets have indicated this offseason that they think tight end Chris Herndon is going to have a big role in the new offense, but that won’t come until the fifth game of the season. The NFL announced today that Herndon is suspended for the first four games of the season.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Climbing The Pocket: Episode 155 [Moving On Up] - Daily Norseman - JR, Myles, and eventually Yinka join Jayson to discuss fatherhood, football, and the NBA offseason.

Packers 2019 Roster Predictions: Addition of Billy Turner provides roster flexibility - Acme Packing Company - One of Green Bay’s marquee offseason acquisitions should be able to fill a variety of roles on the offensive line.

Packers report record revenues, expenses – ProFootballTalk - As the league's only publicly held team, the Packers are the only ones who have to show their books on an annual basis. And this year's glimpse shows record amounts of money going in and out.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong's 10 Most Important Bears of 2019: #7 How big a role will David Montgomery have? - Windy City Gridiron - For the 11th straight year, I’m bringing you who I believe will be the ten most important Chicago Bears for the upcoming season. At number 7 is the only rookie to make my list, running back David Montgomery.

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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