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Chicago Bears v New York Giants
Clifton Duck #38 of the Chicago Bears returns an interception against the New York Giants in the second half during a preseason game at MetLife Stadium on August 16, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS

With every starter sitting out, the Bears fall short in their preseason game against the Giants - Chicago Tribune - The Bears held out more than two dozen of their key players from Friday night’s preseason game against the Giants. So what exactly went down at MetLife Stadium?

2 days after a fight in practice, Bears keep Kyle Long home from tonight’s preseason game - Chicago Tribune - Two days after he was involved in a fight at practice, Kyle Long did not make the trip to East Rutherford, N.J., for the Bears’ preseason game against the Giants on Friday night.

Kyle Long doesn’t travel with team to preseason game vs. New York Giants - NBC Sports Chicago - Long got into two separate fights in practice this week.

Instant analysis of Bears’ 32-13 preseason loss to Giants - Bears Wire - Recapping the Chicago Bears’ Week 2 preseason loss to the New York Giants

Studs and Duds from Chicago Bears preseason loss to New York Giants - Bears Wire - A pair of little-known defenders stood out for the Chicago Bears in their Week 2 preseason loss to the New York Giants.

Video: Clifton Duck makes diving interception - Bears Wire - Who knew Duck diving would take place in a football game? Bears rookie CB Clifton Duck came up with a big interception at the goal line against the New York Giants QB Alex Tanney. Duck made the pick and returned the ball over 60 yards, setting up a short touchdown run by rookie RB Kerrith Whyte Jr.

Video: OLB James Vaughters strip sacks Daniel Jones - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears OLB James Vaughters channelled his inner Khalil Mack during the Bears preseason game against the New York Giants, stripping the ball out of QB Daniel Jones’ hands and returning the ball eight yards to put the Bears in the redzone, but a sack and a missed 47-yard field goal attempt by E...

Emma: Observations From Bears-Giants - 670 The Score - Bears coach Matt Nagy was plenty comfortable resting his key players in his team’s second preseason game and evaluating the reserves who led the way.

Bears kickers fight for starting job while most other starters sit in loss to Giants - Chicago Sun-Times - As if the preseason was even noble enough to mock, the Bears continued to make a mockery of it. In the name of safety, of course.

Bears’ Montgomery good to go - Chicago Sun-Times - Following impressive debut vs. Panthers, rookie RB sits out with the starters vs. Giants

Three takeaways from Bears-Giants: Have the Bears found a dynamic backup OLB? - Chicago Sun-Times - In the second quarter, James Vaughters swatted the ball out of quarterback Daniel Jones’ right hand and recovered it.

Bears coach Matt Nagy makes right call disciplining RG Kyle Long - Chicago Sun-Times - The incident in practice this week was Nagy’s first major disciplinary decision as a head coach, and he handled it wisely.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Goodell: We are all rooting for Josh Gordon to succeed – ProFootballTalk - The NFL has formally announced Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordon’s conditional reinstatement from suspension. Gordon was suspended indefinitely last December and the league’s announcement says he will be allowed to rejoin the Patriots for meetings and conditioning work on Sunday.

Josh Rosen starting for Dolphins – ProFootballTalk - Ryan Fitzpatrick may or may not play tonight. He was not among the players the Dolphins listed as out against the Bucs. But Josh Rosen will start, according to Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Detroit Lions-Houston Texans joint practice recaps, highlights: Rough day for Lions - Pride Of Detroit - Seems like the Lions took a step back on Thursday.

Minnesota Vikings Training Camp: 53 man roster prediction - Daily Norseman - With the second preseason game almost upon us, the roster is starting to come in to focus.

Packers stock watch: Bolton, wideouts shine in slog vs. Ravens - Acme Packing Company - Packers linebacker Curtis Bolton flashed for the second consecutive game and looks like one of the leading candidates to fill in for the injured Oren Burks.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Curl: 2019 NFL Preseason Chicago Bears vs New York Giants - Javon Wims impresses in a mostly underwhelming preseason outing from Bears backups - Windy City Gridiron - Bears lose 32 to 13 in mediocre New Jersey romp in preseason week 2.

Wiltfong: Bears vs Giants - 3 things I’ll be watching for tonight - Windy City Gridiron - After Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy held a 60-play controlled scrimmage on Wednesday night at Halas Hall, allowing him to simulate several in-game possibilities, I doubt we’ll see many of the...

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