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Well, the preseason is in the books, now comes the 53-man roster cuts... hold on, it’s going to get crazy today

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

BEARRRSSSS

Emma: Observations From Bears-Titans - 670 The Score - Alex Bars and James Vaughters impressed in the Bears’ final preseason game.

Bears Fall 19-15 To Titans In Preseason Finale - 670 The Score - The Bears went 1-3 in the preseason and open against the Packers next Thursday. Ken’s Note: Entirely missed the important stuff in the lead. Nobody gives a damn about who won, or what the score was, our the preseason record.

Photos: Chicago bears unveil expanded and remodeled Halas Hall - WGN Radio - The Chicago Bears have unveiled the results of an expansion and remodeling project at their headquarters, Halas Hall in Lake Forest.…

Game recap: Bears close preseason with 19-15 loss to Titans - ChicagoBears.com - In Thursday night’s preseason finale, several young players made a final push for spots on the 53-man roster or at least the practice squad in the Bears’ 19-15 loss to the Titans at Soldier Field.

5 Bears players to watch in preseason finale - ChicagoBears.com - Thursday night’s preseason finale against the Titans presents the final chance for young Bears players such as LB James Vaughters to impress before Saturday’s roster cutdown to 53.

Bears unveil sparkling Halas Hall expansion - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears have unveiled an expanded Halas Hall, highlighted by a sparkling 162,500-square foot football operations addition to the already-existing 143,000-square foot facility and a 30,600-square-foot remodeling project.

Eddy Piñeiro Made 2 First-Half FGs, But Missed a PAT Because Nothing is Easy For Bears Kickers - Bleacher Natio - Eddy Piñeiro didn’t get off to a good start on Thursday.

In his final preseason audition, Bears kicker Eddy Pineiro rebounds to make 3 field goals after an ugly missed extra point - Chicago Tribune - With one week to go until the Bears open a season with Super Bowl hopes, Eddy Pineiro’s missed PAT allowed the uncertainty to creep back into the eight-month kicking search.

Brrrrr down: Coldest Bears games at Soldier Field - Chicago Tribune - Here's just how frigid it's been at Soldier Field and how the Bears have fared in bear-like weather.

O’Hare’s dinosaur decked out in a giant Bears jersey, by the numbers - Chicago Tribune - The dinosaur skeleton's new duds are part of Bears-inspired changes United Airlines has installed at O'Hare's Terminal 1 this week to mark the team's 100th anniversary.

A look inside the expanded and remodeled Halas Hall - Chicago Tribune - The Bears unveiled the recently expanded Halas Hall, an enlargement that includes a 162,500-square-foot football operations addition plus a 30,600-square-foot remodeling project on the building’s northeast side.

Don't get it twisted: Bears defense isn't regressing in 2019 - Chicago Shuffle Podcast - The Bears defense will remain one of the NFL's best in 2019, why Eddy Pineiro may havebeen Ryan Pace's choice the whole time, a preview of the Minnesota Vikings and, of course, some Andrew Luck reaction.

Letizia: Bears 53-Man Roster (And Season Stats) Prediction - Chicago Audible Podcast - Steve Letizia predicts who will make the team and a projected stat line for every player on the 53-man roster.

Bears 15, Titans 19: With the preseason over, whose arrow is up and whose arrow is down? - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears and the Titans faced off at Soldier Field on Thursday night, the last of four preseason games for both teams.

Bears feel renovated Halas Hall is a game changer in more ways than one - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears unveiled their renovations to Halas Hall this week, and feel like their "first-class"facility will make a significant impact on the franchise.

Video: TE Jesper Horsted hauls in impressive TD catch during first quarter of Bears-Titans game | NBC Sports Chicago - It's his second in two games.

Final test for Bears kicker Eddy Pineiro could be the most telling - Bearmaven - Last effort for Pineiro could come in windy, sloppy conditions.

Despite missed extra point, bet on Bears keeping K Eddy Pineiro at deadline - Chicago Sun-Times - Eddy Pineiro rallied from an early miss Thursday, but he brought back all the stress and panic after a one-week break from it.

Three key takeaways from the Bears’ final preseason game - Chicago Sun-Times - Amazingly, converted Princeton receiver Jesper Horsted posted the Bears’ only two receiving touchdowns of the preseason.

A 7-foot-tall Mike Ditka lands at Millennium Park on Friday - Chicago Sun-Times - Move over, Mini Ditka — a Giant Ditka is coming to town.

Handicapping the Bears’ 53-man roster with cuts looming - Chicago Sun-Times - We sorted through who played — and, more importantly, who didn’t — for the last 53-man roster projection of the preseason:

Bears notebook: Aaron Lynch starts vs. Titans - Chicago Sun-Times - With his history of injuries, veteran OLB was expected to sit with the rest of the starters and regulars in preseason finale

Bears sit 32 players in preseason finale - Chicago Sun-Times - Outside linebacker Khalil Mack didn’t play a single snap this preseason.

POLISH SAUSAGE

NBC bringing ‘Football Night in America’ to Chicago for Bears’ season opener - Chicago Sun-Times - The network will have its entire pregame show cast on site, and the program will have a local flavor.

Jimmy Garoppolo says he purposely throws into coverage in preseason – ProFootballTalk - It's been a preseason of ups and downs for 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, who was absolutely terrible in his first game but much better in his second. Part of that is by design.

What we learned from Thursday's preseason finales - NFL.com - All 32 teams played on Thursday night, though there were few starters to go around. Here is what we learned from the final weekend of inconsequential football this summer.

Kareem Hunt undergoes surgery for sports hernia - NFL.c - Browns RB Kareem Hunt underwent surgery to repair a sports hernia injury, Cleveland announced on Thursday. Hunt's recovery is likely to be four-six weeks.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Lions-Browns recap: 4 winners, 3 losers from the final preseason match - Pride Of Detroit - The preseason finale saw a few Lions players a stake claim for a roster spot, while others fell behind.

Detroit Lions vs. Cleveland Browns: 5 things we learned from the preseason finale - Pride Of Detroit - Here’s what we learned from Thursday night.

Lions-Browns recap, final score: Detroit ends preseason with strong defensive effort, lose to Browns 20-16 - Pride Of Detroit - How to catch the LIons’ preseason finale.

Buffalo Bills 27, Minnesota Vikings 23: Bills comeback spoils undefeated preseason - Daily Norseman - The Vikings really gave it up in the fourth quarter

Packers ride rookies to 27-20 win over Chiefs in preseason finale - Acme Packing Company - With seemingly the entire meaningful roster sitting out, some fringe roster players made their case, two Day 3 rookies shined, and a quarterback battle may have been decided. In other words, a normal final week of exhibition season for the Packers.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Curl: 2019 NFL Chicago Bears vs Tennessee Titans preseason week 4 - Kicker drama ends in triumph and Bears roster depth fights for their NFL futures in riveting preseason finale - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears get a final look at their roster depth and Eddy Pineiro gives us a scare so he can set up a comeback in the preseason finale.

Bears vs. Titans: Inactive list (32 Chicago players will sit), live updates and Open Thread! - Windy City Gridiron - The last game of the preseason slate is tonight and this is the best place to talk about it!

Chicago Bears Superlative Predictions for 2019: Who or what is under the radar this year? - Windy City Gridiron - In this seven-part, sensational, superlative series, we’re giving our picks for the 2019 Chicago Bears. To wrap up the series we want to know the under the radar player or move made so far.

The Windy City Gridiron Bears FanShop - Windy City Gridiron - This is the official Windy City Gridiron Chicago Bears’ Shop for all your team needs!

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