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The Bear’s Den, August 11, 2019

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Public camp at Bourbonnais is in the books, and after a closed practice today the Bears move back to Halas Hall

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

BEARRRSSSS

Bears’ plan with Burton has only one goal - ChicagoBears.com - In easing tight end Trey Burton back into action following offseason surgery, the Bears are concerned only with ensuring that he’s ready to play in the Sept. season opener against the Packers.

Quick hits: Nagy on Trubisky, Daniel on Montgomery - ChicagoBears.com - Items in Quick Hits include coach Matt Nagy’s confidence in quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, backup QB Chase Daniel’s assessment of rookie running back David Montgomery and more.

Monsters of the Midway Comic Strip - The Passageway - ChicagoBears.com - Follow along as we continue the story of the Monsters of the Midway defending Chicago from a weekly nemesis drawn from the 2019 schedule.

Zimmerman Podcast: The Legendary Tom Waddle [AUDIO] - Da Bears Blog - It’s a podcast.

Bears WR Miller injured after awkward landing - ESPN - Bears receiver Anthony Miller left practice after being injured during a one-on-one drill when he jumped to catch a contested pass against cornerback Kyle Fuller and landed awkwardly.

5@5: Who Drew Your Eye In Bears’ Preseason Opener? - 670 The Score - The Mully & Haugh crew debates a five-pack of questions every weekday.

The best photos from the Bears’ preseason opener at Soldier Field - Chicago Tribune - Photos from the Bears' 23-13 loss to the Carolina Panthers in the first preseason game at Soldier Field on Aug. 8, 2019.

Chicago Bears-Carolina Panthers Postgame Show: David Montgomery Shines in Debut - Chicago Audible Podcast - In this episode, The Chicago Audible crew break down all of the action that unfolded Thursday night between the Chicago Bears and Carolina Panthers.

Golden: 5 Bears Whose Stock is On The Rise - Chicago Audible Blog - The first preseason contest is officially in the books. These five Bears made the most of their opportunity against the Carolina Panthers.

Bears pick up the tempo, and production, on offense - NBC Sports Chicago - On the last training-camp practice open to the public, the Bears offense showed progress discernible to the naked eye, without the filter of coach-speak or qualified assessments.

Report: One team thinks Bears will trade for Ravens kicker Kaare Vedvik | NBC Sports Chicago - Baltimore Ravens backup kicker Kaare Vedvik could be an option for the Bears' kicking job.

Longshot: Hinsdale native Ian Bunting making good on a 'hell of an opportunity' to play for the Bears | NBC Sports Chicago - Hinsdale native Ian Bunting has stood out more than any other undrafted rookie tight end during training camp.

A standing 'O' for a PAT? Welcome to another chapter in the Bears' kicking competition | NBC Sports Chicago - Elliott Fry made the Cody Parkey kick and Eddy Pineiro missed from 48, all while the Bears surely took note of a few other kickers' performances around the league Thursday night.

Longshots: Bears lineman Alex Bars continues roster push in first game since torn ACL, MCL at Notre Dame | NBC Sports Chicago - Alex Bars played in his first game Thursday since tearing his ACL/MCL last September while playing for Notre Dame, though he's not in football shape just yet.

Ageless Amukamara enjoying best camp of career - ChicagoBears.com - Nine years into his career, Prince Amukamara says he’s having the best training camp of his career and looks to have an even better season than last year. Ken's Note: Prince was all over the place Saturday, August 10... he had a whale of a camp this year in all the days I was there.

Bears' depth tested with injuries to Anthony Miller, Trey Burton - Bearmaven - Bears receiver Anthony Miller left practice with a foot injury while Trey Burton's stay on sideline is close to an end. Ken's Note: Miller did walk off to the locker room with a trainer without a limp, so there is that at least... and yes, I saw it myself.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Antonio Brown posts on social media: If I leave, will fans still love me? – ProFootballTalk - Antonio Brown posted on Instagram after news broke that he has threatened to quit if he can’t wear his old helmet. The Raiders receiver had a two-hour grievance hearing Friday regarding his helmet. “I love the game; I love the hustle,” Brown wrote. Ken’s Note: Will fans still love you? No.We don’t now, and we won’t later. You are like that weird cousin we all have to deal with at Thanksgiving, except you are normally a lot better at playing football than Cousin Billy. Since you can’t actually run or jump now, Cousin Billy could probably beat you on some routes, Perhaps we should call Jon Gruden and get Billy a tryout for after you take your toys and go home pouting. PS: If you ever need a new agent, I suggest giving the Kellogg company a call. Yes, the company that makes the breakfast cereal. Kellogg would be a perfect company to deal with because they really know how to package flakes and sell them.

Bears CB John Franklin III has come a long way, but will he make the roster? - Chicago Sun-Times - The QB-turned-WR-turned-CB wants to be more than a training camp hero.

Bears training camp report: Takeaways from the 11th practice - Chicago Sun-Times - Mitch Trubisky finds the range; Final open practice at Olivet Nazarene draws camp-high crowd of 9,141

The Bears’ Khalil Mack trade looks better with each new chapter in Raiders’ circus - Chicago Sun-Times - Can’t you almost hear the calliope music behind Liev Schreiber’s voiceover?

Chat room: New Bears CB Buster Skrine talks Dr. Oz, Rachel Ray and ‘super-high expectations’ - Chicago Sun-Times - Presuming the Bears begin their season opener in nickel coverage — and against Aaron Rodgers, why in the world wouldn’t they? — Buster Skrine will take the field carrying superlatives on his shoulder.

Three things we learned about Bears’ defense, from rush struggles to standout Josh Woods - Chicago Sun-Times - Backup outside linebackers Kylie Fitts and Isaiah Irving started and played more than half the Bears’ snaps; the former assisted on one tackle, while the latter didn’t appear in the box score.

‘It was an average run’: Bears coach Matt Nagy is fighting to pull the David Montgomery hype train back into the station - Chicago Tribune - David Montgomery’s 7-yard touchdown run was the most important moment of the Bears’ first preseason game. So why was coach Matt Nagy so unimpressed by that small snapshot of Montgomery’s potential?

Anthony Miller leaves Bears practice with foot/ankle injury as Trey Burton eases back into action - Chicago Tribune - Anthony Miller went down with a right foot injury during individual drills at the Bears’ final public practice in Bourbonnais on Saturday.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Vikings at Saints: Which Vikings helped and hurt their chances in the preseason opener - Daily Norseman - Some players on each list

Amukamara at 30: Older, wiser ... and better? - Chicago Sun-Times - Bears veteran CB eager to prove he’s got the staying power his predecessors — Tracy Porter and Tim Jennings — did not

Detroit Lions training camp Day 12 observations: Offensive line shakeup - Pride Of Detroit - After suffering some injuries in their first bit of preseason play, the Lions started jumbling their front line.

Grading the panic level for Detroit Lions’ 4 biggest issues from Patriots game - Pride Of Detroit - Your guide to Lions-related anxieties.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Sunderbruch's Windy City Gridiron Fact Check: Trubisky and the Deep Ball - Windy City Gridiron - Every so often, it’s nice to have a fact check on some of the opinions and speculation running around about the Chicago Bears—especially when quarterbacks are involved.

Chicago Bears 2019 Training Camp: Live updates and open thread 8/10 - Windy City Gridiron - Ken was down in Bourbonnais taking in the final training camp practice from the Chicago Bears.

Householder: Best odds for leading NFL statistical leaders - Windy City Gridiron - Preseason odds are out for leading passer, receiver, rusher and more, are any Bears worth betting on?

Wiltfong: The Fry and Pineiro show - Windy City Gridiron - The kicking competition for the Chicago Bears really got started against the Carolina Panthers last night.

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