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The Bear’s Den, August 4, 2019

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Today is the last Sunday before Chicago Bears football starts (at least kinda-sorta starts, anyway)

NFL: AUG 01 Bears Training Camp Photo by Joseph Weiser/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

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

BEARRRSSSS

Bears offense requires Adam Shaheen and Trey Burton at top speed - Bearmaven - With injury to Adam Shaheen over and Trey Burton closing in on 100 percent, offense should begin to click.

More mature Miller means better chance for big plays in Bears offense - Bearmaven - Anthony Miller is nearly 100 percent after his shoulder surgery and showing more maturity on and off the field.

Chalk Talk: How has Davis fared in camp? - ChicagoBears.com - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses how running back Mike Davis has performed in training camp, if the current Bears defense could be compared to the 1985 Super Bowl champions and how many more open training camp practices remain in Bourbonnais.

Mack enjoying his first Bears training camp - ChicagoBears.com - After missing all of training camp last summer during a contract impasse with the Raiders, Khalil Mack is making the most of his first camp with the Bears with dominant play on the practice field.

Monsters of the Midway Comic Strip - New Additions - ChicagoBears.com - In 2018, we told the story of the Monsters of the Midway defending Chicago from a weekly nemesis. With a new season, new Monsters and new adversaries, the story continues.

Bobblehead statues to appear around Chicago - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears100 celebration will continue with the placement of larger-the-life bobblehead statues throughout the city during weeks leading up to home games this season.

The Best Safety of All-Time Believes Eddie Jackson Is On a Path to Greatness - Bleacher Nation - When the Best of All-Time speaks, we listen.

Eddy Pineiro’s 60-yarder highlights Bears’ practice at Soldier Field - Chicago Sun-Times - As Pineiro shines, all eyes are on Matt Nagy’s handling of the ongoing kicker competition.

A sense of urgency — and staying power for Bears with championship window open - Chicago Sun-Times - Bears know they have to win now — nothing is promised in the NFL. But with key players on rookie contracts and several proven veterans signed, they’re set up for a productive run.

Chicago Bears Camp Report 2019: Day 5 - Chicago Audible Podcast - Listen to The Chicago Audible’s complete recap from Friday’s practice at Bears Camp.

3 reasons why Bears defense is ahead of Bears offense – and likely to stay there - NBC Sports Chicago - Three reasons why the Bears defense had a stronger training camp than the offense.

Bears right tackle Bobby Massie is exactly where he wants to be - NBC Sports Chicago - Bobby Massie could’ve hit free agency and tried to maximize his last shot at a big contract. He instead re-signed with the Bears in January, feeling like he didn’t want to leave what the team continues to build.

Pat McAfee said he tried out for Bears kicker on Rich Eisen Show - NBC Sports Chicago - Former Colts punters Pat McAfee says he tried out to be the Bears kicker.

Under Center Podcast: Training Camp Daily - A foundation of buzz - NBC Sports Chicago - JJ Stankevitz and John “Moon” Mullin recap Friday’s practice and look at how well the defense is playing so far.

Bears kickers putting on a show with toughest part still to come - Bearmaven - Elliott Fry, Eddy Pineiro a tough call so far for special teams coordinator Chris Tabor.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Wood: Picking the 2010s all decade team - Da Bears Blog - Hall of Fame weekend has me thinking about the big picture of the NFL over time, which makes me think about decades. Every 10 years the NFL puts out an all decade team, so we’re about one year removed from seeing what that looks like for 2010-19.

Still shining: Tom Brady celebrates 42nd birthday! - NFL.com - Saturday is Tom Brady’s birthday and teammates and others chimed in to give well wishes to the six-time Super Bowl champion and all-time great quarterback.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Minnesota Vikings sign cornerback Bené Benwikere - Daily Norseman - Mike Zimmer gets his veteran corner

4 standouts from the Detroit Lions’ scrimmage game - Pride Of Detroit - Who impressed the most during Friday night’s scrimmage?

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Zeglinski: Chicago Bears waive Josh Simmons, sign Joe Walker - Windy City Gridiron - The preseason’s on the horizon and the Bears are shuffling around players at the bottom of their roster.

Wiltfong: NFL Scouts pick Mitchell Trubiksy as 2019’s breakout player - Windy City Gridiron - - One year after predicting Patrick Mahomes would be the breakout player in 2018, NFL scouts are now predicting that Mitchell Trubisky will breakout in 2019.

WCG CONTRIBUTORS BEARS PODCASTS & STREAMS

Windy City Gridiron Podcast Channel which includes Bear With Me from Robert Schmitz, Bears Over Beers featuring Jeff Berckes & EJ Snyder, and T Formation Conversation from Lester A. Wiltfong Jr.; Steven’s Streaming Twitch Channel from Steven Schweickert; and Robert Zeglinski’s The Blitz Network

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