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On 2019 Cut Down Saturday, we offer a unique “photo caption contest” for today’s Den photo!

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Photo caption contest... and GO!

The winner of today’s photo caption contest will win their choice of music video (within reason) to be linked in a Den next week. The caption with the most Recs by the end of the day wins. So get to it, be creative, but remember this is NOT an open thread and any captions with salty language will be excluded from the contest.

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

BEARRRSSSS

Bears will keep four tight ends on initial 53-man roster - NBC Chicago - Bradley Sowell made the Bears’ roster, while none of the team’s undrafted free agents did.

Bears Roster Cut Tracker: Keeping tabs on all the Bears’ personnel moves, and other notable NFL news - NBC Sports Chicago - All the roster moves, together in one place.

Good health at four specific positions will be key for Bears’ success in 2019 - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears were among the league’s healthiest teams in 2018, and will specifically need good injury fortune at four positions this year.

Who is Jesper Horsted? A look at one of the Bears’ preseason standouts - NBC Sports Chicago - He was one of the surprise stories of the preseason. Is there room for him on the roster?

The Bears’ 2019 preseason All-Stars, from Deon Bush to Thomas Ives - NBC Sports Chicago - A handful of Bears players either locked down roster spots in Chicago, or put enough good things on tape to continue their NFL career, during 2019’s preseason.

Hoge and Jahns: Bears-Titans Preseason Postgame Show - WGN Radio - Adam Hoge and Adam Jahns recap the final game of the 2019 preseason, as the Bears fells to the Tennessee Titans 19-15. The team gets ready for the real deal next week, when the Green Bay Packers come to Soldier Field to start the 100th NFL Season. If you can believe it, Eddy Pineiro missed an extra point.

5@5: Should Bears Be Worried About Eddy Pineiro? - 670 The Score - The Mully & Haugh crew debates a five-pack of questions every weekday.

In Their Words: Why Bears Believe In Mitchell Trubisky - 670 The Score - On May 11, 2017, the day that then-22-year-old Mitchell Trubisky arrived for the Bears’ offseason program as the organization’s next franchise quarterback, he quickly made an impression on his team.

Cuts tracker: NFL teams finalize 53-player rosters - NFL.com - The NFL preseason has ended. The regular season is less than a week away from kicking off and that means it's time for teams to cut their rosters down to 53 players before Saturday's deadline.

With Ryan Pace’s roster in a ‘really, really good place,’ don’t expect much cut-day drama - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears must submit their 53-man roster to the NFL by 3 p.m. Saturday, but most every relevant player has been written in ink for weeks.

Introducing ‘Halas Intrigue,’ a Chicago Bears podcast - Chicago Sun-Times - This fall, get the latest on the Chicago Bears with the Halas Intrigue podcast.

NFL announces Meek Mill, not Chance the Rapper, will headline Grant Park kickoff concert - Chicago Sun-Times - Pop star Meghan Trainor and Rapsody will also perform before the Bears-Packers game.

Kicker Eddy Pineiro plans to practice at Soldier Field if he makes Bears’ roster - Chicago Sun-Times - It was widely labeled as one of Cody Parkey’s missteps, and Pineiro insists he won’t make the same mistake.

Brad Biggs’ 10 thoughts on the Bears’ 19-15 preseason loss to the Titans — and projections for the 53-man roster - Chicago Tribune - 10 thoughts after the Chicago Bears closed out the preseason Thursday night at Soldier Field with a 19-15 loss to the Tennessee Titans at Soldier Field.

7 takeaways from the Bears’ preseason finale telecast, including the many ways Kyle Brandt was a poor lead announcer and pizza talk over a touchdown - Chicago Tribune - Among the 7 takeaways from the TV coverage of the Bears’ preseason finale were how tough it was to take Kyle Brandt’s announcing.

Meek Mill and Meghan Trainor will perform at a free concert in Grant Park before the Bears season opener - Chicago Tribune - Meek Mill and Meghan Trainor are helping kick off the new social change partnership between the NFL and Jay-Z before the season-opening game in Chicago next week.

What the Chicago Bears wear: 97 years of orange and blue (3 of red and gold) - Chicago Tribune - Timeline of Bears uniforms: 100 years

Assessing the Bears’ 5 draft picks as the preseason ends: What’s their outlook for the 2019 season? - Chicago Tribune - A progress report on the Bears' five draft picks as the preseason ends.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Bruce Arians: Officials need more work, they need six preseason games – ProFootballTalk - Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians says the players may need fewer preseason games, but the officials need more. Arians said that if the NFL reduces the preseason to two games, he worries that the officials won’t be ready to go when the regular season starts.

XFL awaits NFL’s roster cuts – ProFootballTalk - Plenty of pro football players could soon be trading one FL for another. The XFL has made no secret of its desire to swoop in and offer contracts to players who find themselves on the outside looking in after NFL rosters plummet from 90 to 53 on Saturday.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Why the Packers will get the better end of the Adrian Amos-Ha Ha Clinton-Dix swap - Acme Packing Company - Many think the world of Ha Ha. They think wrong. Ken's Note: I'm honestly not sure Adrain Amos is better overall that Deon Bush, who's not even starting for us this year. No disrespect to Amos, he's just a really OK player. He was in the top 11 players on our defense last year, so you know he has to be pretty good.

2019 Detroit Lions cut tracker, live roster updates - Pride Of Detroit - Live updates as the Lions work their way down to a 53-man roster.

Detroit Lions trading for Cleveland Browns QB David Blough - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions traded for an undrafted rookie.

Minnesota Vikings 2019 Cutdown Tracker - Daily Norseman - Who will be making the team?

Packers 2019 Roster Cuts: Tracking the cuts from 90 to the 53-man roster - Acme Packing Company - Cornerback Jacquez Kalili was the first player down.

IN CASE YOU YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong: Chicago Bears 90-man roster cut down tracker - Windy City Gridiron - Some names have started to trickle through Twitter so we’ll update all the Chicago Bears cuts right here.

Wiltfong: Bears vs. Titans - Notes from the preseason finale, roster locks, and bubble guys - Windy City Gridiron - Before the Chicago Bears kicked off against the Tennessee Titans, they tweeted out a lengthy list of inactives which gave us a head start on Chicago’s 53-man roster. So for those scoring at home,...

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