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The Bear’s Den, August 14, 2019

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Brothers, fighters and friends... the Bears are ready for facing somebody other than teammates across the line...

James Daniels works on technique in the early morning sunshine in Bourbonnais...

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

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The Bears Waived Much-Hyped Rookie Receiver Emanuel Hall - Bleacher Nation - Getting Emanuel Hall as a UDFA looked to be a steal after draft weekend, but his time with the Bears is over.

Dannahey: Nick Kwiatkoski’s Limitations Leave Bears Lacking Depth Inside - Da Bears Blog - The first two plays of Thursday’s preseason opener gave Bears fans the full Nick Kwiatkoski experience. On the first play, the fourth-year linebacker pushed an offensive lineman back as he made a tackle near the line of scrimmage.

Fantasy fallout: Can rookie sleepers David Montgomery, Miles Sanders be lead backs? - NFL Nation- ESPN - Two rookie running backs have generated preseason buzz, but can it translate into real fantasy value? Plus, fantasy insight from NFL Nation reporters.

5@5: Will Khalil Mack Win Defensive Player Of The Year? - 670 The Score - The Mully & Haugh crew debates a five-pack of questions every weekday.

Bears Have Strength In Numbers At Receiver - 670 The Score - Beyond the Bears’ four roster locks at receiver -- Allen Robinson, Taylor Gabriel, Cordarrelle Patterson and Anthony Miller -- there’s more fascination.

After Nearly 3 Weeks, Bears Have First Fight In Practice - 670 The Score - Bears cornerback Prince Amukamara and receiver Javon Wims were involved in a “heated altercation.”

Bears Waive WR Emanuel Hall - 670 The Score - The rookie Emanuel Hall was previously signed to the Bears as an undrafted free agent.

Mitchell Trubisky, Bears offense get thumbs up from Matt Nagy - Bearmaven - Matt Nagy has a chat with Mitchell Trubisky and both go forward convinced on future success of the offense.

Hoge and Jahns: Trubisky’s Progress, Nagy’s Approach, And An Early Cut - WGN Radio - The Bears have moved back to Halas Hall and Adam Hoge and Adam Jahns are here to discuss the latest narrative that has been stirred up with Mitchell Trubisky. The guys analyze Matt Nagy's approach to training camp and the preseason and bring you some sound from both Nagy and Trubisky. Hoge and Jahns also address the Bears cutting Emanuel Hall, which was a little surprising.

Matt Nagy: Bears kickers Fry, Pineiro even through training camp - Bears Wire - Head coach Matt Nagy says the two Chicago Bears kickers "have been even" through the completion of training camp.

Quick hits: Bears return to Halas Hall, kickers stay even - ChicagoBears.com - This edition of Quick Hits features items on the Bears returning to Halas Hall, how kickers Eddy Pineiro and Elliott Fry performed in Tuesday’s practice and more.

Trubisky believes in big-picture outlook - ChicagoBears.com - Unlikely to see much action in the preseason, Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky is focused on mastering Matt Nagy’s offense away from a wide audience.

Nichols showing growth, playmaking ability - ChicagoBears.com - Second-year defensive tackle Bilal Nichols has consistently made plays throughout training camp, the latest coming Tuesday when the 6-3, 313-pounder produced a diving interception.

Donate blood and win ultimate Chicago-Green Bay game day experience - ChicagoBears.com - A one-of-a-kind blood drive this August at Chicago’s Union Station will bring together blood donors and Bears fans to save lives in our community.

Let's Add Cole Hedlund to the Bears' List of Possible Kicker Targets - Bleacher Nation - The Bears' search for a new kicker continues with a new name in someone else's camp popping up as an option.

Two of the Nicest Guys Got in a Fight at Bears Practice Today - Bleacher Nation - It's OK to throw footballs at practice. Throwing hands? Not so much.

Bears waive undrafted rookie wide receiver Emanuel Hall - Chicago Sun-Times - The undrafted rookie did not play in Thursday’s preseason opener against the Panthers.

Jason Lieser: Analyzing the best and worst of Bears camp in Bourbonnais - Chicago Sun-Times - Can they win it all if this is as good as it gets with Mitch Trubisky?

Tempers flare as Javon Wims and Prince Amukamara fight at Bears practice: ‘Sometimes the juices get flowing’ - Chicago Tribune - Javon Wims and Prince Amukamara got into a fight Tuesday at Halas Hall, but Bears coach Matt Nagy says he's not worried about the altercation after the two came together.

Are the Bears OK if Mitch Trubisky doesn’t throw a preseason pass? ‘We’re in a phenomenal spot right now.’ - Chicago Tribune - Matt Nagy and Mitch Trubisky met Tuesday to get on the same page about where the offense is as the Bears returned to Halas Hall.

3 things we learned at Bears practice, including rookie Emanuel Hall being waived and the kicking competition pulling even - Chicago Tribune - Emanuel Hall was sidelined during training camp as he recovered from offseason sports hernia surgery. He didn’t appear in the Bears' preseason opener against the Panthers.

Olin Kreutz on the Upcoming Bears Season (And More) - Chicago Audible Podcast - Former Chicago Bear Olin Kreutz joins the show to discuss his expectations for the season and much more.

How good Mitch Trubisky will be is a question best answered by a wait-and-see approach - NBC Sports Chicago - Narratives are already forming regarding Mitch Trubisky's 2019 success, or lack thereof. But it's too early to come to any conclusions.

Under Center Podcast: Training camp daily Fights & fighting about Mitch Trubisky | NBC Sports Chicago - JJ Stankevitz, John "Moon" Mullin, and Cam Ellis convene after the Bears' first practice of the month at Halas Hall.

How does Bears defense stay elite? And is being even better possible? - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears' defense reached such impressive levels last season that the question heading into this season is whether it's even possible for them to maintain such production. And, could they be even better?

Practice Notes: Another fight, Emanuel Hall gets cut, and more from the Bears' first practice back at Halas Hall - NBC Sports Chicago - News and notes from the Bears' return to Lake Forest.

Passionate Wims rising to the challenge - Chicago Sun-Times - Bears’ second-year WR had a bad day, but he’s shown solid improvement and could be a factor in 2019

Javon Wims-Prince Amukamara fight during practice can’t break Bears’ brotherhood - Chicago Sun-Times - Javon Wims-Prince Amukamara fight just a rite of preseason practice. Amukamara: ‘Me and Juice are good’; Wims: ‘That’s my brother.’

Paring down plays? Ramping up offense? Bears’ Matt Nagy and Mitch Trubisky are on the same page - Chicago Sun-Times - Two days after he broke camp in Bourbonnais by saying the Bears had "hit their limit of testing" their offensive playbook and would "pull back a little bit," coach Matt Nagy wanted to check in with quarterback Mitch Trubisky.

Bears injury updates: Trey Burton ramps up work, but isn’t at full speed; Anthony Miller ‘doing good’ - Chicago Sun-Times - Pro Bowl defensive lineman Akiem Hicks left practice with a hand problem, coach Matt Nagy said, but later returned.

Bears kickers Eddy Pineiro and Elliott Fry remain ‘even’ after Tuesday’s misses during practice - Chicago Sun-Times - Eddy Pineiro missed two of his eight attempts on the backfields Tuesday. So did Elliott Fry.

Reiding Between the Lines: Monthgomery One Of Five Rookies Already Turning Heads - The Draft Network - 1. RB/David Montgomery - Chicago Bears (No. 73 overall)An organization that has shown little fear in the past about trading up for prospects of their ...

Mitch Trubisky: Exploring the Mystery of Why He’s So Criticized - Sports Mockery - The Mitch Trubisky criticism around the NFL is not normal. It’s far stronger than normal. This has left Bears fans bewildered. Where does it all come from?

POLISH SAUSAGE

Jim Irsay: Andrew Luck has bone injury – ProFootballTalk - Colts quarterback Andrew Luck has been out of practice with what the team hasdescribed as a calf injury. But now Colts owner Jim Irsay has chimed in with a different diagnosis. Irsay said on SiriusXM NFL Radio that Luck is dealing with an issue to a “small little bone.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Rookie check-in: Tracking the progress of the Detroit Lions’ 9 2019 draft picks - Pride Of Detroit - How have the Lions’ rookies fared through 3 weeks of the preseason?

The Vikings special teams rotation is troubling - Daily Norseman - Maybe it’s the instability

Packers LB Oren Burks avoids surgery, might return this season - Acme Packing Company - Oren Burks will not undergo surgery for his torn pectoral muscle after meeting with a specialist, though the Packers do not yet have a timetable for his return.

Aaron Rodgers and Packers’ starters will play a quarter against Ravens, says Matt LaFleur - Acme Packing Company - That goes for the big names on defense as well, including former Raven Za’Darius Smith.

Detroit Lions’ preseason opener highlights team’s need for joint practices - Pride Of Detroit
- It’s the next best alternative to game film for evaluation.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong: Bears’ fans, where is your placekicking panic level? - Windy City Gridiron - We check in on the kicking situation from Bears practice and also run down a few other tidbits from today at Halas Hall.

Infante: Bears waive prized undrafted free agent acquisition Emanuel Hall - Windy City Gridiron - The Mizzou product failed to make much of an impact in training camp.

Wiltfong's NFC North Preview: The Lions look to bounce back in 2019 - Windy City Gridiron - With some help from our sister SB Nation sites that cover the other NFC North teams, we’re going to preview the Bears division rivals. First up the Detroit Lions with an assists from Pride of Detroit.

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