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The Bear’s Den, August 1, 2019

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Thursday morning and it’s back to business for the Chicago Bears at training camp in Bourbonnais

NFL: JUL 27 Bears Training Camp Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS

Davis battling for playing time, respect - ChicagoBears.com - In his first season with the Bears, free-agent acquisition Mike Davis is focusing on the little things to try to separate himself in a deep and talented backfield.

Chalk Talk: How has Javon Wims performed? - ChicagoBears.com - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses how receiver Javon Wims has fared in training camp, Cordarrelle Patterson’s grasp on the offense and what a 10-10-10 practice is.

Bears to host Family Fest event at Soldier Field - ChicagoBears.com - Fans will get their first glimpse of the 2019 Bears in their home stadium this Saturday at the 2019 Meijer Chicago Bears Family Fest, which features a practice and fireworks show.

Matt Nagy Taking Notice Of Bears’ Receiving Depth - 670 The Score - Behind the Bears’ established receiving quartet is some intriguing upside.

The book inspiring the Bears is about rugby and tidying up - Chicago Sun-Times - Matt Nagy preached the tenets of “Legacy” to players during organized team activities, and again during the start of training camp.

Khalil Mack senses career slipping away, says Bears ‘gotta win now’ - Chicago Sun-Times - Mack’s otherwise-sparkling career is missing something huge: A ring.

Bears Q&A: Is the Week 1 kicker on the current roster? Which running back will get the most touches? What does Javon Wims need to do to make the roster? - Chicago Tribune - Brad Biggs’ weekly Bears mailbag explores the balancing act at running back and Mitch Trubisky’s training camp goals, among other topics.

Kyle Fuller and Prince Amukamara form a dangerous duo. What about the young depth behind them? A closer look at the Bears cornerbacks - Chicago Tribune - Bears cornerbacks preview: Kyle Fuller and Prince Amukamara are a terrific pairing atop the depth chart, but youth and inexperience create questions behind them.

Bears training camp battles: Javon Wims gains an early edge in heated wide receiver competition | NBC Sports Chicago - Javon Wims has had a good start to training camp, giving him an early leg up in a heated competition among wide receivers to make the Bears’ roster.

Mike Davis adds physical presence to Bears’ “Run DMC” backfield - Bearmaven - Mike Davis gets another 2-year shot, and hopes to make it longer term.

Chicago Bears S Deon Bush, CB Duke Shelley not your typical ‘next men up’ - heraldandnews.com - There are next men up, and then there are next men up in the best secondary in football.

RIP

Hall of Fame linebacker Nick Buoniconti dies at 78 - NFL.com - Pro Football Hall of Fame LB Nick Buoniconti died at the age of 78, the Miami Dolphins confirmed. The five-time All-Pro was a member of the 17-0 1972 Dolphins.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Packers HC LaFleur says team effort in practice “needs to be better” - WKBT - With the first preseason game just over a week away, Packers head coach Matt LaFleur is not pleased with the amount of effort the team is showing during practice.

Could increased competition jeopardize Jamaal Williams’ roster spot? - Acme Packing Company - Depending on the number of running backs kept on the final roster, Williams could be fighting for his job in camp with a couple of newcomers on the roster.

Packers sit Josh Jones down after practice fight – ProFootballTalk - Packers safety Josh Jones requested a trade this offseason, but no deal materialized and that's left Jones to fight for playing time in the Green Bay secondary. He fought a little bit too much for head coach Matt LaFleur's liking during Wednesday's practice.

Detroit Lions Day 6 training camp observations: Defense dominates - Pride Of Detroit - The defense—especially the defensive backs—were all over the place on Wednesday morning.

Vikings Training Camp: Day 4 Recap - Daily Norseman - News and notes from Monday afternoon’s practice in Eagan.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Sunderbruch's NFC North Roster Comparison: Cornerbacks - Windy City Gridiron - Last year, the Bears had a trio of cornerbacks who helped them lead the league in passer rating allowed. How do things stack up heading into 2019?

Wiltfong: Chicago Bears fans, sign up for Windy City Gridiron’s FanPulse! - Windy City Gridiron - Its back for the 2019 season!

Leming's Bears mailbag: Opening week of training camp, roster battles and plenty of receiver talk - Windy City Gridiron - In this week’s mailbag, we’ll take a look at Mitchell Trubisky’s expectations for 2019, roster battles, receiver talk and much more.

Wiltfong's Chicago Bears 2019 Position Battles: Will a young outside linebacker emerge? - Windy City Gridiron - Next up in our Chicago Bears position by position training camp preview are the outside linebackers.

Silverstein: WCG Top 100 Bears players spotlight - No. 10, Red Grange - Windy City Gridiron - Harold "Red" Grange practically launched professional football and the Bears. But his story is much greater than that.

WCG CONTRIBUTORS BEARS PODCASTS & STREAMS

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