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Public day two of Bears Training Camp in Bourbonnais, and the first day in pads brings touchdowns & turnovers

NFL: JUL 27 Bears Training Camp
Chicago Bears runningback David Montgomery warms up during the Chicago Bears training camp on July 27, 2019 at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS

Under Center Podcast: Training Camp Daily - Welcome to the NFL, David Montgomery - NBC Sports Chicago - JJ Stankevitz and John “Moon” Mullin dive into David Montgomery’s “welcome to the NFL” moments and update the Bears’ kicking competition.

Adam Shaheen misses Bears training camp practice with sore back - NBC Sports Chicago - The clean slate for Bears tight end Adam Shaheen lasted only three practices at training camp

Top Bears Players to Watch This Season: Allen Robinson - NBC Chicago - As the Chicago Bears arrive in Bourbonnais, we’re taking a look at 10 of the players that will have the biggest impact on the Bears’ fortunes in the coming year, and today we’re focusing on wide receiver...

Bears’ David Montgomery finally gets his day with mixed results - Bearmaven - David Montgomery runs hard, catches passes and also had a rare fumble in his first practice being featured extensively.

A day later, Pineiro matches Fry’s strong outing - ChicagoBears.com - After a near-perfect kicking performance by Elliott Fry Saturday, Eddy Pineiro answered with one of his own Sunday, making 7-of-8 field-goal attempts, including a 63-yarder.

Jackson displays his range, ball skills in practice - ChicagoBears.com - All-Pro safety Eddie Jackson produced another one of his signature plays in the Bears’ first padded practice of training camp Sunday, intercepting a long pass down the sideline.

Quick hits: Defense forcing turnovers, first padded practice - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears have a new defensive coordinator in Chuck Pagano, but their emphasis on generating takeaways remains the same as it was under predecessor Vic Fangio.

Eddy Piñeiro Responds to Elliott Fry’s Big Day By Upping the Ante With a 63-Yard Field Goal - Bleacher Nation - Not to be out-done by Elliott Fry, it was Eddy Piñeiro showing off his big leg at training camp.

NFL training camp primer: Sleeper team, breakout players (includes Montgomery), more - NFL.com - Analytics expert Cynthia Frelund provides a numbers-based training camp primer that puts the spotlight on one sleeper team, two breakout players and a whole lot more.

Confident Deon Bush embracing opportunity - Chicago Sun-Times - Fourth-year safety playing with first-team defense with Ha Ha Clinton-Dix injured. "I know the game so much better now."

Aaron Lynch motivated to prove himself — again - Chicago Sun-Times - Though disappointed in free agency, he’s ‘super happy’ to be back with the Bears. ‘I didn’t want to be anywhere else.’

Finley: Bears kicker Eddy Piñeiro one-ups Elliott Fry, one day later, with 63-yard FG - Chicago Sun-Times - Eddy Piñeiro made the 63-yard kick, with distance to spare. The crowd of 8,813 fans chanted his name.

Column: Bears could consider keeping 7 wide receivers with rare depth at the position - ‘We’ve got a lot of flavors’ - Chicago Tribune - Bears general manager Ryan Pace isn’t going to keep a seventh wide receiver without a compelling reason, but he can find a roster spot if he’s looking.

5 observations from Bears practice Sunday, including Eddie Jackson’s interception of Mitch Trubisky and upping the kicking ante - Chicago Tribune - Breaking down five observations from Bears practice Sunday in full pads, including Mitch Trubisky's first interception of camp.

Zeglinski: After early haymaker, Bears’ Eddy Pineiro comes back with body blows – The Rock River Times - After early haymaker, Bears’ Eddy Pineiro comes back with body blows

Chicago Bears Camp Report 2019: Day 2 - ChicagoAudible.com - Listen as The Chicago Audible crew shares their thoughts on the second day of Chicago Bears training camp.

Elliott Fry, Eddy Pineiro start strong as Bears' kicking competition heats up in training camp - NBC Sports Chicago - While two days of practice won't determine the Bears' Week 1 kicker, Elliott Fry and Eddy Pineiro have looked good so far in Bourbonnais.

POLISH SAUSAGE

2019 NFL season: 49ers’ George Kittle leads top 10 tight ends - NFL.com - Tight ends Travis Kelce, George Kittle and Zach Ertz each racked up huge numbers last season, but who heads into 2019 as the top-ranked player at the position? David Carr reveals his top 10 TEs.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Matt Patricia on Detroit Lions RB Zach Zenner: ‘Every minute I’ve been around the guy, the more I love him’ - Pride Of Detroit - Zenner looks to be in the good graces of the Lions coaching staff

Detroit Lions players don’t care about your crappy predictions - Pride Of Detroit - It’s day 2 and we are still hyped out of our gourds that football is back.

It's Time to Get Excited About the Vikings Offense - Daily Norseman - Ladies and Gentlemen, it’s time to get excited about the Minnesota Vikings offense. It’s gonna be good this year.

Mike Daniels: 13 teams called me, I wanted to play for Matt Patricia – ProFootballTalk - Mike Daniels heard from nearly half the league after he was cut by the Packers last week, but it didn't take him long to pick his next team. Daniels quickly signed with the Lions once he became a free agent, and he said at training camp in Detroit today that he chose the Lions over 12 other suito...

Chad Thomas gives heckling fan the finger – ProFootballTalk - In the coming season, the Browns will try to show everyone that they're No. 1. Cleveland defensive end Chad Thomas showed a different No. 1 to a heckling fan on Sunday. Via multiple reports, Thomas flashed the middle finger at a fan who yelled at Thomas to hustle.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong's Chicago Bears 2019 Position Battles: Will they carry 6 at defensive line again this year? - Windy City Gridiron - Our 11-part Bears training camp preview series moves over to the defense today and we’ll start it with the defensive linemen.

Chicago Bears 2019 Training Camp: Live updates and open thread 7/28 - Windy City Gridiron - We have several of our writers in Bourbonnais again today for the Bears’ first padded practice, so we’re including their Twitter embeds so you can follow their live updates.

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