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The Bears starters begin working on the Green Bay game while backups prepared for Tennessee

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Javon Wims #83 of the Chicago Bears looks on while warming up prior to the Hall of Fame Game against the Baltimore Ravens at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium on August 2, 2018 in Canton, Ohio.
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS

Hoge: What I Learned From Watching Every Pass Mitch Trubisky Threw In 2018 - WGN Radio - Week-by-week and play-by-play, I meticulously took notes on 581 plays. I marked the good, the bad, and the plays that needed extra clarity or context. And it didn’t take long to start seeing the big picture.

Chicago Bears: Team needs to invest in a backup quarterback - Da Windy City - The Chicago Bears need to invest in a backup quarterback for multiple reasons and we’ll highlight why the team needs to do so.

Miller, Lynch return; Clemmings out for year - ChicagoBears.com - There was good news and bad news on the injury front Monday as receiver Anthony Miller and outside linebacker Aaron Lynch returned to practice, but tackle T.J. Clemmings was ruled out for the season.

Watch party highlights Kickoff Experience - ChicagoBears.com - Bears fans can celebrate the start of the regular season by attending a free all-day festival Sept. 5 in Grant Park that includes a watch party of the opener against the Packers.

Chalk Talk: Did Pineiro clinch Bears’ kicking job? - ChicagoBears.com - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses whether Eddy Pineiro cemented his spot on the Bears’ 53-man roster with his performance against the Colts, the player who has most improved his chances to survive final cuts with his play in the preseason and Deon Bush

The five best fantasy bets on the Bears - ChicagoBears.com - Here are the five best options on the Chicago Bears for your Fantasy Football team, starting with a dominant defense that many consider to be the best in the NFL.

Matt Nagy, Bears’ confidence remains unwavering in backup QB Chase Daniel - NBC Sports Chicago - Matt Nagy would trust Chase Daniel to step in and win in place of Mitch Trubisky, just as the Bears' backup did last year.

The Bears offensive line depth will be tested, as tackle T.J. Clemmings is out for the season with a quad injury | NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears have a bit of a situation forming on the offensive line.

Wide Receiver Anthony Miller returns to Bears practice for first time since training camp | NBC Sports Chicago - Both were limited.

Thinking deep: 3 bench players the Bears need to count on for starter-grade play in ‘19 | NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears were one of the healthiest teams in the NFL in 2018, but if that trend doesn't continue this season there are a handful of players they'll need to step up from reserve roles.

Bears get Anthony Miller back, while reserve tackles become scarce - Bearmaven - T.J. Clemmings is lost for the season, but both Anthony Miller and Aaron Lynch returned to practice Tuesday.

Bears veterans put into tough spots by rising young players - Bearmaven - Several veterans like Nick Kwiatkoski and Sherrick McManis are fighting for their roster lives.

Dannehy: 2019’s Five Most Indispensable Bears - Da Bears Blog - The Bears roster is interesting because it’s incredibly deep at positions like running back, wide receiver and defensive line, but have almost no depth at cornerback, tight end and offensive tackle. Perhaps a trade could be in the works, but it’s much more likely that what we see is what we get. So, here are five players the Bears can’t be without:

Bears' Offensive Tackle Depth Being Tested - 670 The Score - Behind starting tackles Charles Leno Jr. and Bobby Massie is uncertainty for the Bears.

Bears' Anthony Miller: "I'll Be Ready Week 1' - 670 The Score - Bears receiver Anthony Miller was a limited participant in his first practice back from an ankle sprain.

Emma: Projecting Bears' Initial 53-Man Roster - 670 The Score - This week will offer many players their final chance to make an impression on the Bears' front office and coaching staff.

Bears WR Anthony Miller, OLB Aaron Lynch return to practice - Chicago Sun-Times - Miller sprained his ankle in training camp. Lynch has been nursing an injured shoulder since the team was in Bourbonnais.

Bears’ secretive preseason creates soaring expectations for regular season’s grand reveal - Chicago Sun-Times - Overreaction beats no reaction any day, and the Bears have the city on the edge of its seat for the upcoming season.

Addition by division: Again dominating the NFC North will be the Bears’ biggest challenge - Chicago Sun-Times - Repeating their 2018 division success (5-1) could be tough with the Vikings, Packers and Lions all potentially better this season.

‘Ooooh, the skulduggery!’: Inside the world of Steve McMichael, still one of the most colorful and beloved characters from the 1985 Bears - Chicago Tribune - The 1985 Bears will live forever, an iconic team with a cluster of Hall of Famers and larger-than-life coaches. But an argument can be made that Steve McMichael symbolizes that team as well as anyone.

Street closures will greet fans headed to the free festival before the Bears-Packers opener - Chicago Tribune - The NFL Kickoff Experience, the free fan festive staged in conjunction with the Bears-Packers season opener Sept. 5, will mean street closures near Grant Park.

3 things we learned at Bears practice, including how wide receiver Anthony Miller is feeling as the Bears gear up for Week 1 - Chicago Tribune - Bears wide receiver Anthony Miller thinks he will be ready for Week 1 against the Packers. That's one of the things we learned at practice Monday.

Here are all the new food offerings at Soldier Field for the Bears’ 100th season - Chicago Tribune - What's the best of the new food coming to Soldier Field this season for Bears games? How about the Hot Bob sandwich? Here's a look at what will be offered.

Eddy Pineiro and Ryan Nall are trending up, while Chase Daniel is trending down: A look at the Bears roster after the 3rd preseason game - Chicago Tribune - Which Bears players helped and hurt their roster standing in Saturday's 27-17 preseason win over the Colts?

A look at ESPN’s documentary on the NFL’s 4 female owners: ‘I don’t want (players) to look on me as some little old lady who is just kind of hanging around’ - Chicago Tribune - "A Lifetime of Sundays" on ESPN showcases NFL's 4 women owners, including the Bears’ Virginia McCaskey. “I feel very blessed and grateful,” she says.

Barking for the Bears: Adorable Pets Dressed in Bears Gear - NBC Chicago - Even animals are getting excited for the start of football season in Chicago! Take a look at these adorable pets rooting for the Bears.

Thumbs up: Bears’ Miller returns with eye on Week 1 - Chicago Sun-Times - Second-year wide receiver not concerned about playing catch-up after missing two weeks. ‘I think everything’s going to click.’

Season-ending injury to T.J. Clemmings creates chance for Irish alum Alex Bars - Chicago Sun-Times - Backup tackle T.J. Clemmings will miss the rest of the season after injuring his quad Saturday, Nagy said

Bears seek ‘balance’ as they start Packers prep - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears split up their practice into two separate areas Monday, head coach Matt Nagy said, as the team takes a dual track this week.

Next step for Eddy Pineiro: How does the Bears kicker handle success? - Chicago Sun-Times - Pineiro made field goals of 58 and 21 yards, plus three extra points, in his first game since the team cut Elliott Fry.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Packers have determined Oren Burks’ injury will not require surgery, per report - Acme Packing Company - This is good news for the second-year linebacker, who may be able to return in the first half of the season.

Packers shuffle secondary by adding CB Jackson Porter, waiving S Mike Tyson - Acme Packing Company - There will be no punch-outs in Green Bay this season.

Packers’ Matt LaFleur is battling complacency with open competitions for jobs - Acme Packing Company - Every coach says they want competition at every position, but so far the Packers new head coach has lived up to that ethos. Early returns show the benefit of that approach.

Aaron Rodgers felt “disgust” hearing Andrew Luck get booed – ProFootballTalk - Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was not happy about the way Andrew Luck was treated when the news of his retirement broke on Saturday night. Rodgers said on SiriusXM’s Mad Dog Sports Radio that he felt for Luck having to go through both the physical pain of injuries on the field and the menta...

Barry Sanders understands how Andrew Luck felt getting booed – ProFootballTalk - Andrew Luck said it hurt on Saturday night when he was booed off the field, just as fans in Indianapolis were learning he had decided to retire. Barry Sanders understood.

Clay Matthews' heartwarming homecoming he never saw coming - NFL.com - When the Green Bay Packers told Clay Matthews they were no longer interested in his services, the news shocked the All-Pro linebacker. But he never thought he would end up coming home to California.

Patricia: Daniels, Snacks ‘true professionals’ who will be ready Week 1 - Pride Of Detroit - Although they missed some training time, Patricia knows the linemen will get to where they need to be.

Detroit Lions injury updates: Teez Tabor, Tom Savage, others return to practice - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions got 3 key depth players back at practice on Monday.

Detroit Lions roster bubble watch: Injuries force tough decisions - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions’ roster bubble is very complicated due to several injuries.

Does Performance Matter to Mike Zimmer? - Daily Norseman - We hear a lot about creating competition in the off-season and training camp, and the importance of performing well - but what does it matter if no changes are made?

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WCG Fantasy Tournament 2019 Signup! - Windy City Gridiron - The battle for the shirt begins anew...

WCG UNofficial Fantasy League 2019! - Windy City Gridiron - For the past few years, the month before the regular season involved an increasingly-elaborate buildup to a Fantasy Football league - nay, multi-league TOURNAMENT - populated entirely by the...

Wiltfong: Chicago Bears Injury Update - Clemmings done for the season, Miller and Lynch back at practice - Windy City Gridiron - Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy met the media earlier today and he shared the latest information on the injured players. Offensive tackle T.J. Clemmings, who left the preseason game on Saturday...

Chicago Bears Superlative Predictions for 2019: Don’t forget about... - Windy City Gridiron - In this seven-part, sensational, superlative series, we’re giving our picks for the 2019 Chicago Bears. Next up is the Bear you don’t want to forget about.

Berckes,Snyder & Householder: The NFL Betting Odds Pod - Windy City Gridiron - Jeff and EJ are joined by Sam Householder to discuss the Bears gambling odds in 2019 and to preview the rest of the league.

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