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And so begins the 2019 Chicago Bears season... let’s go out and win a ‘ship, what say?

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Soldier Field, home of the Chicago Bears football team, photographed from Burnham Harbor in Chicago, Illinois on July 22, 2019.
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS

Five Coaches to Join Matt Nagy's Staff as Part of Bill Walsh Diversity Coaching Fellowship - Bleacher Nation - The Bears are welcoming new coaches who are participating in the Bill Walsh Diversity Coaching Fellowship.

Getting to Know the 2019 Chicago Bears: Edge Defenders - Bleacher Nation - All eyes will be on superstar pass-rusher Khalil Mack, who is set to participate in his first ever Bears training camp.

Forget MVP, Bears want modest gains from Mitchell Trubisky - ESPN - The Bears have a great defense and enough offense around their young QB that he need only play well, not try to win by himself.

Mike Davis on Bears trio of backs: 'We're about to go crazy' - 247Sports - The running back room is one of the strongest groups for the Chicago Bears heading into training camp in 2019. Led by Tarik Cohen, the Bears also added veteran Mike Davis and rookie David Montgomery to the mix during the offseason. When the team arrived in Bourbonnais for training camp on July 25, Davis talked about his excitement over what the team has at the position.

Khalil Mack Arrives At Bears Training Camp 'Hungrier' - 670 The Score - After bringing dominance to the Bears defense in 2018, Khalil Mack has his sights set on more.

5 Key Storylines For Bears Training Camp - 670 The Score - The Bears enter camp carrying high hopes and a few questions.

3 things we learned as the Bears reported to training camp, including Khalil Mack’s summer goals and Akiem Hicks’ approach to ‘dating’ Chuck Pagano - Chicago Tribune - After a contract standoff with the Raiders kept Khalil Mack out of training camp in 2018, the standout edge rusher is ready to get back into the grind with the Bears.

Column: Bears aren’t shying away from lofty expectations, but now it’s time to go to work: ‘We haven’t put anything on a T-shirt yet’ - Chicago Tribune - The Bears believe they’re going to be good — really good — and are ready to build on a 12-4 season in which they dominated the NFC North but fell short in the playoffs.

Hoge and Jahns: Bears Report To Training Camp — Hear From Mitchell Trubisky, Khalil Mack, and Akiem Hicks | WGN Radio - 720 AM - The Bears reported to training camp and some players arrived in style. Kevin Fishbain fills in for Adam Jahns as the guys dissect the cars and jerseys that stole the show, as well as Tarik Cohen's crazy driving in a Slingshot. You'll also hear from Mitchell Trubisky, Khalil Mack and Akiem Hicks as they arrived on campus. Plus, Adam Hoge chats with Jarrett Payton.

Column: Mitch Trubisky’s breakout season must begin with a cleaner training camp in Year 3 - Chicago Tribune - The Bears need Mitch Trubisky to be great if they are to be successful, so he has to establish in training camp a higher standard for taking care of the ball.

Short Pod: Training Camp Begins. So Do High Expectations. [AUDIO] - Da Bears Blog - On this short pod, Jeff discusses why this training camp opening is different from all over training camp openings.

Quick hits: Robinson expects to have ‘big year’ - ChicagoBears.com - On the first day of training camp, Allen Robinson II discussed his expectations, Tarik Cohen arrived in a Walter Payton jersey and Akiem Hicks provided an interesting analogy about dating.

Trubisky hopes to show constant improvement - ChicagoBears.com - Echoing what general manager Ryan Pace told reporters last Sunday, Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky revealed Thursday in Bourbonnais that he aims to make “steady incremental progress” this season.

Bears arrive in camp ‘hungrier than last year’ - ChicagoBears.com - After winning the NFC North with a 12-4 record in 2018, the Bears reported to training camp Thursday in Bourbonnais driven and determined to build on last season’s success.

10 Bears players to watch in training camp - ChicagoBears.com - With the Bears reporting to training camp Thursday, senior writer Larry Mayer identifies five players on offense and five on defense to watch on the practice field over the new few weeks in Bourbonnais.

The Bears Remaining (Kicker) Problems Are Real, But They're Hardly Alone Among Contenders - Bleacher Nation - Things could be worse!

NFC training camp battles to watch: Bears kickers are on the list - NFL.com - Can first-round pick Dwayne Haskins beat out a pair of veterans for the Redskins' QB job? Do the Bears have an in-house solution to their kicking woes? Gregg Rosenthal identifies 20 intriguing camp battles across the NFC.

Zeglinski: Training camp and the art of theater – The Rock River Times - One of the emblems of the original NFL in the Bears begin their formal preparations for the 2019 season this week. What happens to the Bears in camp, and by extension the preseason, is the mirror of the state of the NFL in 2019.

Khalil Mack, Bears' defense aiming higher as 2018 'definitely wasn't good enough' - NBC Sports Chicago - Khalil Mack was the best player on the NFL's best defense in 2018, but believes there's a lot more he and his teammates can do in 2019.

As "Year 2" Officially Begins, Bears Have Eyes on Building a Dynasty - NBC Sports Chicago - The hype is real in Bourbonnais.

Bears Running Back Tarik Cohen, Sporting Walter Payton Jersey, Has Big Goals for Team - NBC Chicago - Chicago Bears running back Tarik Cohen promised that he would make a huge splash when he arrived in Bourbonnais for training camp on Thursday, and he lived up to the hype both with his car and with his...

POLISH SAUSAGE

Browns hosting former Packers DL Mike Daniels - NFL.com - One day after his release from the Green Bay Packers, defensive lineman Mike Daniels has a visit scheduled with the Cleveland Browns, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Kirk Cousins makes NFL Network Top 100 list at #78 - Daily Norseman - This might be about the right spot

The case against releasing Mike Daniels - Acme Packing Company - The veteran defensive end only fails to fit in a defense that isn’t worth running.

Packers’ Darnell Savage and Josh Jackson sit out first practice of training camp - Acme Packing Company - Two young defensive backs were not working in the first practice of the summer.

Packers’ view of Mike Daniels’ limited role helps explain the decision to release him - Acme Packing Company - Green Bay reportedly feels that Daniels is no longer a three-down player. Given that evaluation, moving on from him was inevitable.

3 standouts from Day 1 of Detroit Lions training camp - Pride Of Detroit - A few players made an impact on the opening day of Lions camp.

Detroit Lions training camp observations: Jahlani Tavai assumes big role in Day 1 - Pride Of Detroit - Recapping the opening day of Detroit Lions 2019 training camp.

Handicapping the Vikings Offensive Linemen - Daily Norseman - It’s the unit that can make or break the Vikings’ season

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong’s Chicago Bears 2019 Position Battles: The receiving corps is ridiculously deep - Windy City Gridiron - Next up in our eleven-part Chicago Bears Training Camp preview series is the deepest position on the roster, the wide receivers.

Leming’s Bears mailbag: Upcoming roster decisions, UDFA predictions, the kicking situation and much more - Windy City Gridiron - The Windy City Gridiron Mailbag is back and we are hitting the ground running with the opening weekend of Training Camp. It’s a jam-packed addition with plenty of questions to answer.

Duerrwaechter: Chicago Bears Training Camp 2019 - Top 3 story lines on defense - Windy City Gridiron - As part of a three part series, ECD highlights the major story lines involving all three phases of the game for the Chicago Bears. Next up, the defense.

Schmitz: 8 things to focus on throughout the preseason - Windy City Gridiron - In his latest episode of Bear With Me, Robert S. cuts through all the talk surrounding Training Camp and calls out the 8 simple things you need to pay attention to as practices get underway.

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