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The Bear’s Den, August 18, 2019

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Chicago Bears v New York Giants
Head coach Matt Nagy of the Chicago Bears looks on 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

Matt Nagy punting on the preseason might hasten the end of NFL’s exhibition charade - Chicago Sun-Times - Nagy made his name as a creative play-caller. But his call not to play anyone of consequence this preseason might have the most lasting effect on league policy.

Bears QB Mitch Trubisky had better be ready because his preseason is probably over - Chicago Sun-Times - Coach Matt Nagy is noncommittal about whether Trubisky will take another live-action snap before the regular-season opener.

Brad Biggs’ 10 thoughts on the Bears’ 32-13 preseason loss to the Giants - Chicago Tribune - Brad Biggs’ thoughts on the kicking situation, Clifton Duck, Adam Shaheen and much more after the Bears’ 32-13 preseason loss to the Giants.

Chicago Bears-New York Giants Postgame Show: Javon Wims, James Vaughters Splash as Bears Rest Starters - In this episode, The Chicago Audible crew break down all of the action that unfolded Friday night between the Chicago Bears and New York Giants.

With time running out, Bears still need answers in kicking battle - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears have only five practices and two games to figure out if Eddy Pineiro or Elliott Fry is reliable enough to be their Week 1 kicker.

Bears, Matt Nagy make statement by leaving G Kyle Long off trip to face NY Giants - NBC Sports Chicago - It may only be preseason, but Nagy made a powerful statement by keeping Long in Chicago.

PFF ReFocused, NFL Preseason Week 2: New York Giants 32, Chicago Bears 13 - PFF - Fumbles drove his overall performance down quite a bit, but Daniel Jones still completed 11-of-14 passes for 161 yards and a touchdown in the New York Giants’ 32-13 win over the Chicago Bears.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Josh McCown ends retirement, signs with Eagles - NFL.com - After losing backup quarterbacks in successive weeks, the Eagles announced they have signed Josh McCown. The 17-year veteran had retired just two months ago.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Packers Snap Counts: Bubble receivers & LBs got lots of reps against Ravens - Acme Packing Company - These two positions may be the Packers’ toughest calls at the end of camp.

Packers punter JK Scott put up another excellent performance against Ravens - Acme Packing Company - With a gross average over 50 yards and hang times of about 5 seconds on every one of his six kicks, Scott deserves some credit once again.

Detroit Lions mailbag: Have the Lions been getting worked in the joint practices? - Pride Of Detroit - Our mailbag looks at the Lions’ overall performance in joint practices and

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Infante: Bears vs. Giants - Notes from a difficult loss - Windy City Gridiron - Our day-after notes segment returns to cover a Bears preseason loss.

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