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It’s off to New York this week to take on the Giants in preseason action this Friday

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

BEARRRSSSS

Under Center Podcast: Training Camp Daily Final impressions from Bourbonnais - NBC Sports Chicago - JJ Stankevitz and John “Moon” Mullin chat after the last training camp practice of 2019

Prince Amukamara, Allen Robinson top out as Bears camp MVPs - Bearmaven - Veterans Prince Amukamara, Allen Robinson provide examples for younger Bears as Bourbonnais camp ends.

Quick hits: Bears break camp, Miller injury update- ChicagoBears.com - Items in Quick Hits include the Bears breaking training camp Sunday in Bourbonnais, an update on receiver Anthony Miller’s ankle injury and more.

Bears’ bike giveaway helps local veterans- ChicagoBears.com - As part of an end-of- training camp tradition, the Bears coaching staff gave away a fleet of bicycles to those in need, including local veterans.

Anthony Miller Sprained His Ankle On Saturday, But Is Expected to Be Ready For Week 1 - Bleacher Nation - Anthony Miller’s leg injury shouldn’t keep him off the field for too long.

Bears break training camp facing several familiar problems - Yahoo Sports - There was a shoving incident, a coach screaming at his players and the usual unresolved kicking competition. The Chicago Bears broke Bourbonnais training camp after Sunday’s practice and headed back for Halas Hall without finding the answer to their greatest problem. ‘’We’re evaluating

No ‘turds’ on these Bears: Kyle Long and Co. wrap up a refreshing training camp - Chicago Sun-Times - Bears leave Bourbonnais supremely confident despite bleak final practice.

Bears training camp report: Takeaways from the last Bourbonnais practice - Chicago Sun-Times - The Sun-Times’ Patrick Finley breaks down the Bears’ practice Sunday, the 12th of their 2019 training camp.

Safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix feeling comfortable in Bears’ ‘D’ - Chicago Sun-Times - ‘‘I haven’t been a part of a group like this since I was a rookie in the league," Clinton-Dix said.

As camp ends with no clear winner, should the Bears trade for a kicker? - Chicago Sun-Times - When Panthers backup Joey Slye made a 55-yard field goal against the Bears on Thursday night, Eddy Pineiro wondered whether his coach had a wandering eye.

5 questions as Bears training camp ends: Has the defense adjusted to Chuck Pagano? Is Mitch Trubisky progressing? And how healthy is this team? - Chicago Tribune - The Bears have packed up and left Bourbonnais behind. So with another training camp in the books, how much do we know about the defense's dominance, Mitch Trubisky's inconsistency and the ongoing kicker soap opera? Dan Wiederer offers his analysis.

Bears’ pursuit of Kaare Vedvik falls through as the Ravens trade the kicker to the Vikings - Chicago Tribune - The Ravens have been dangling Kaare Vedvik as trade bait. After Vedvik kicked well in the preseason opener Thursday, the Vikings beat the Bears in the chase for the kicker.

Darryl Drake, who coached Bears wide receivers from 2004-12 under Lovie Smith, dies at 62 - Chicago Tribune - Darryl Drake was the wide receivers coach for the Bears from 2004-2012 under head coach Lovie Smith.

Did Elliott Fry or Eddy Pineiro do enough to win the Bears' kicking competition in training camp? - NBC Sports Chicago - Elliott Fry and Eddy Pineiro had low-80's field goal percentages during training camp practices as Kaare Vedvik was shipped to the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.

“Khalil Mack Pavilion” at Field Museum? And as Bears training camp concludes, “How’s Trubisky looking?” - NBC Sports Chicago - “Khalil Mack Pavilion” at Field Museum? And as Bears training camp concludes, “How’s Trubisky looking?”

RIP

Steelers announce death of WR coach Darryl Drake – ProFootballTalk - The Steelers announced on Sunday morning that wide receivers coach Darryl Drake has died at the age of 62. Drake was in his second year with the Steelers and also served as the wide receivers coach with the Bears and Cardinals before heading to Pittsburgh.

Former Bears WR coach Darryl Drake dies at 62 - NBC Sports Chicago - Former Bears wide receivers coach Darryl Drake, who coached with the team from 2004-2012 died on Sunday.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Antonio Brown threatens NFL with liability if he’s injured in a new helmet – ProFootballTalk - One of the first lessons in law school goes like this: When the facts are on your side, pound on the facts. When the law is on your side, pound on the law. When neither is on your side, pound on the table. Antonio Brown’s legal team is pounding on the table. Ken’s Note: Jon Gruden is an idiot.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Detroit Lions training camp observations: Backup QBs rebound after rough practice - Pride Of Detroit - The offense was moving a little better after a rough practice Saturday.

Matt Patricia explains Matthew Stafford’s two rest days at training camp - Pride Of Detroit - Here’s why Stafford is getting some rest days before Texans week.

Ravens trade Kaare Vedvik to the Vikings - Baltimore Beatdown - Baltimore nets a 2020 fifth-round draft pick for the talented kicker.

Packers LB Oren Burks believed to have torn pectoral muscle, per report - Acme Packing Company - The Packers will likely lose Oren Burks for an extended period of time, marking the second major injury the linebacker has suffered in a preseason game.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Mitchell: Bears Training Camp 2019 Beginning To End - My Observations - Windy City Gridiron - Three different days at Bears camp, three different locations, here are my thoughts and observations

Wiltfong: Ravens trade kicker Kaare Vedvik to the Vikings - Windy City Gridiron - That didn’t take long did it?

Wiltfong: Chicago Bears conclude Training Camp relatively healthy - Windy City Gridiron - Today the Bears held one final training camp practice at Bourbonnais and they exit camp in good shape in the health department.

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