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We’ve reached the “all important dress rehearsal” third game of the preseason... oh... wait... nevermind

NFL: Preseason-Carolina Panthers at Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears offensive lineman Kyle Long (75) and defensive back Clifton Duck (38) leave the field after the preseason game against the Carolina Panthers at Soldier Field. 
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS

5 Bears players to watch versus Colts - ChicagoBears.com - In their quest to earn roster spots, kicker Eddy Pineiro and several of his young teammates will have another chance to impress in Saturday night’s preseason game against the Colts.

Amukamara opens up about teammates, goals - ChicagoBears.com - Bears cornerback Prince Amukamara spoke with Jeff Joniak and Tom Thayer on the Bears All-Access radio show, discussing the preseason, his teammates, and his post-NFL plans.

That Packers-Raiders Exhibition Was Nuts (And it Reinforced Matt Nagy’s Preseason Game Plan) - Bleacher Nation - I think we’ve all had enough of this preseason.

Bears-Colts Primer: Storylines To Watch - 670 The Score - Both teams will hold out key starters in Indianapolis on Saturday.

Thomason: Overvalued/Undervalued Fantasy WRs - 670 The Score - Bears receiver Allen Robinson could be in line for a big season.

Soccer champ Carli Lloyd says ‘I’ve definitely got some inquiries’ after booting 55-yard field goal - Chicago Sun-Times - But no word if any of those inquiries came from Bears general manager Ryan Pace.

5 things to watch when Bears face Colts in third preseason game - Chicago Sun-Times - Coach Matt Nagy is still eying several position battles as the Bears wind down the preseason. Here are five to track Saturday night.

Tarik Cohen remains the most dangerous part of the Bears’ offense - Chicago Sun-Times - Bears coach Matt Nagy laughs at how smart the speedster makes him look.

Idle QB Mitch Trubisky has Packers in his sights - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears quarterback is eager but not anxious for real football: ‘‘Thursday night will come around soon enough. We’re going to be ready for it."

Bears coach Matt Nagy excited to see what rookie WR Riley Ridley can do - Chicago Sun-Times - Ridley played 47 percent of the Bears’ offensive plays last week against the Giants, catching three passes for 19 yards.

Column: The Bears can be great in 2019 if Mitch Trubisky is merely good - Chicago Tribune - There are plenty of Mitch Trubisky haters and apologists out there. The reality is the Bears don't need their quarterback to be great in order for them to have a great season.

5 Bears To Watch For Against the Indianapolis Colts - Chicago Audible Blog - The Chicago Bears will face the Indianapolis Colts for their third preseason game. Here are the five Bears players to watch out for in Saturday's matchup.

Does Bradley Sowell have a roster spot locked up as Bears' tight end battle hits home stretch? - NBC Sports Chicago - Bradley Sowell hasn't had an impressive preseason, but the Bears are preaching patience with the offensive lineman-turned-tight end with just over a week left until cut-down day.

Allen Robinson is looking like a true No. 1 receiver. Can he break the Bears' 1,000-yard drought? - NBC Sports Chicago - Allen Robinson is healthy and has developed an excellent connection with Mitch Trubisky. Does that mean he can be the Bears' first 1,000-yard receiver since 2015?

Bradley Sowell, Kylie Fitts, other Bears vet reserves are on the spot - Bearmaven - Third preseason game is big for several Bears veterans trying to make the team, as well as a ton of younger players.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Fantasy Football: 32 bold predictions for 2019 - SI.com - Chicago Bears: Rookie RB David Montgomery does not fulfill his lofty expectations and only runs for 654 yards, as he ends up in a three-way committee with Tarik Cohen and Mike Davis.

Pat Shurmur: Eli Manning’s our starter – ProFootballTalk - Another good night for Daniel Jones on Thursday led to another round of questions for Giants head coach Pat Shurmur about when the first-round pick might supplant Eli Manning as the team’s starting quarterback.

Pat Shurmur keeps the door open to the possibility of Daniel Jones starting Week One – ProFootballTalk - Giants co-owner John Mara is rooting for quarterback Eli Manning to play the full season. Mara’s dream scenario could still be derailed when the season starts.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Detroit Lions mailbag: Roster cuts are a-coming’ - Pride Of Detroit - Send us your questions before we release you.

Super Bowl & NFL Draft Coming to Minnesota? - Daily Norseman - The Vikings have submitted bids to host both. Ken's Note: Green Bay's bid for the draft was barking mad because of the size of the town and lack of... well... everything but cheezeheads. Minnesota? This one's realistic.

Packers’ Equanimeous St. Brown reportedly has a high ankle sprain, not a broken ankle - Acme Packing Company - The second-year receiver avoided an injury that could have cost him the entire year.

Packers’ wide receiver room features diverse skill sets as 2019 roster takes shape - Acme Packing Company - Between EQ’s injury, the emergence of Darrius Shepherd, and the breakout performance of Trevor Davis, Green Bay’s receiver group takes shape with complementary skillsets.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong: Bears vs. Colts Preseason 2019 - 3 things I’ll be watching for - Windy City Gridiron - Even though both Chicago Bears’ head coach Matt Nagy and Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich have already indicated that neither will play the majority of their starters on Saturday night,...

10 Notable Plays from Chicago Bears vs New York Giants - Windy City Gridiron - With the second preseason game in the books, Robert S. takes a look at 10 plays from Bears vs Giants that caught his eye and analyzes what they mean for the team’s future.

Chicago Bears Superlative Predictions for 2019: Who will be the breakout guy? - Windy City Gridiron - In this seven-part, sensational, superlative series, we’re giving our picks for the 2019 Chicago Bears. First up, our predictions for the Breakout Guy!

Wiltfong: Bears vs. Colts Preseason - How to watch, replay schedule, streaming, odds and more! - Windy City Gridiron - Those white on white Bears’ unis are so fresh!

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