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The Bear’s Den, August 5, 2019

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The Chicago Bears took a day off Sunday, but your hard-working Windy City Gridiron staffers didn’t, so here’s your Den!

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Chicago Bears wide receiver Taylor Gabriel (18) shares the love during training camp at Olivet Nazarene University. 
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS

Bears rest TE Trey Burton after ‘sluggish’ practices - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears’ top tight end has missed two straight days of practice.

Bears kickers suddenly are thriving in their competition: ‘Maybe I’m crazy, but I think right now they’re doing decent.' - Chicago Tribune - Bears kickers performed well at Saturday's practice at Soldier Field, and there's a growing sense their 2019 kicker might be on the roster after all.

‘I am the happiest guy in the locker room': Kyle Long is finally healthy — and looking forward to what could be a special Bears season - Chicago Tribune - Kyle Long always has been optimistic, but he is particularly upbeat this summer while preparing for his seventh season with the Bears.

Chicago Bears Family Night always about the fans - Daily Herald - Much was accomplished Saturday at Chicago Bears Family Night, but the annual event is always about the fans.

Eddy Money: Pineiro perfect as good vibes continue in Bears' kicker battle - NBC Sports Chicago - Eddy Pineiro made all 12 of his field goals Saturday night at Soldier Field, continuing a positive trend in the early stages of the Bears' training camp kicker battle.

Under Center Podcast: Training Camp Daily - Family Fest recap, plus chats with Prince Amukamara and Bobby Massie - NBC Sports Chicago - JJ Stankevitz recaps Saturday's Family Fest practice at Soldier Field, plus hear from cornerback Prince Amukamara on the state of the defense and right tackle Bobby Massie on why he was so eager to stay in Chicago.

Quick hits: Nagy lauds fans, Burton rests - ChicagoBears.com - The 2019 Bears made their first appearance at Soldier Field Saturday night, practicing before a crowd of 18,797 at their Family Fest event.

Bears kickers continue to shine in practice - ChicagoBears.com - Eddy Pineiro made all 12 field goals he attempted, including a 60-yarder, at the Bears' Family Fest practice Saturday night at Soldier Field.

Recapping the first few days of Chicago Bears training camp - ChicagoShuffle Podcast - Bryan Perez and Alyssa Barbieri talk all things Bears training camp with a review of Mitch Trubisky’s performance as well as an update on the kicker competition, Khalil Mack wrecking practice and more.

Graziano - Fantasy tips and nuggets from Bears, Packers and Vikings camps - ESPN - Which NFC North players should you know closely before your draft? Here's what Dan Graziano learned through a week of his training camp tour.

Video: Daniel goes undercover at training camp- redux - ChicagoBears.com - Quarterback Chase Daniel goes undercover again at training camp, this time as Bob Johnston from Kankakee County.

Video: Daniel goes undercover at training camp- redux - ChicagoBears.com - Quarterback Chase Daniel goes undercover again at training camp, this time as Bob Johnston from Kankakee County.

Practice Snaps: Family Fest - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears returned to Chicago for the day to practice in front of thousands of fans in Soldier Field for Family Fest.

Bears TE Adam Shaheen: ‘I just want to play all 16 (games)’ - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears tight end Adam Shaheen has a very straightforward goal for the 2019 NFL season

POLISH SAUSAGE

Texans waive ‘17 third-round pick RB D’Onta Foreman - NFL.com - NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports the Houston Texans are parting ways with running back D’Onta Foreman. Foreman was selected by Houston in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft.

Reports: Tom Brady’s new deal runs through 2021, includes $8 million raise this year – ProFootballTalk - Tom Brady’s next contract will tie him to the Patriots for the next three seasons, and give him an immediate pay raise. The deal Brady and the Patriots have agreed on runs through 2021 and includes an $8 million raise this year, according to multiple reports.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Detroit Lions sign CB Tarvarus McFadden, waive WR Deontez Alexander - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions made a few roster moves before their Sunday training camp practice.

Ford Field food guide: New options for 2019 Detroit Lions season - Pride Of Detroit - A look at the new menu options for the 2019 season.

Vikings Training Camp: Night Practice Recap - Daily Norseman - The intensity ramped up under the lights on Saturday night.

Detroit Lions 2019 depth chart released - Pride Of Detroit - But don’t read too much, if anything, from it.

Updated Vikings Roster Projection - Daily Norseman - Mid-way through training camp, things are beginning to shape up

Detroit Lions Day 9 training camp observations: Nobody can cover Danny Amendola - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions’ nickel corners had a rough day. Ken’s Note: Oh goodness... wait until they have to try to cover Adam Thielen, Devante Adams & Alan Robinson...

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Chicago Bears 2019 Training Camp: Family Fest - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears at Soldier Field for Family Fest,

Chicago Bears Training Camp 2019: Checking in on the kicker situation - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears tried out several kickers this offseason, they had some unconventional practice methods for said kickers, they often had them replicate the 43-yard double-doink heard round the...

Antique Bears: Mac Percival - Windy City Gridiron - I’ve always found the positions of kicker and punter kind of fascinating. I think one of the reasons is because most of the players filling these roles look like average guys. You almost feel...

Antique Bears: Bobby Douglass - Windy City Gridiron - Just a quick thought while it’s on my mind... A number of years ago, I came across an NFL Films video that I found at a record store. I’ve always been drawn to old sports photos, footage and...

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