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Another good day at camp for the Chicago Bears as they prepare for Thursday’s preseason opener

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

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Zeglinski: Preseason proving ground not necessary for battle-tested Bears – The Rock River Times - When Matt Nagy pulled Bears starters last summer, the fervor around a Grabowski city was at a fever pitch.

Trotter: Eddie Jackson - The Road Taken - NFL.com - The South Florida streets where he grew up nearly swallowed him, but Eddie Jackson emerged stronger than ever. Now, he and his Chicago Bears teammates find themselves on the verge of even bigger things. Ken’s Note: Read this one!

Dave Ragone Doesn’t Think Mitch Trubisky Has a Deep-Ball Problem - Bleacher Nation - Mitch Trubisky’s deep-ball accuracy has been a camp storyline ... but has it been overblown?

Bernstein: We Don’t Know If Mitchell Trubisky Is Improving - 670 The Score - It’s hard to get a read on Mitchell Trubisky’s progress against an elite Bears defense.

Notebook: Bears Setting Standard In Bourbonnais - 670 The Score - Second-year coach Matt Nagy has come to appreciate the drive behind his Bears.

Bears release first unofficial depth chart - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears have released their first unofficial depth chart of 2019 in advance of Thursday night’s preseason opener against the Carolina Panthers at Soldier Field.

Good defense or bad mistakes? Making sense of Mitch Trubisky's training camp - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears' defense presents a significant challenge for Mitch Trubisky, but he's also testing out some throws that coaches say have led to some inconsistent results in Bourbonnais.

You won't hear much about them, but Pat O'Donnell and Pat Scales have a crucial role in the Bears' kicking competition - NBC Sports Chicago - Here's how the Pinerio vs. Fry battle gets set up.

Bears release first unofficial depth chart for 2019 season - NBC Sports Chicago - With the first preseason game fast-approaching, the Bears unveil their first unofficial depth chart of the 2019 season.

Driven to succeed: Khalil Mack relentless in quest to reach another level - Chicago Sun-Times - "Every day he goes out there to make sure everybody understands he’s worth it," Bears linebackers coach Ted Monachino said.

Little to say, much to prove as Bears RB David Montgomery embarks on rookie season - Chicago Sun-Times - Bears fans should get their first real look at the team’s top draft pick Thursday against the Panthers.

Khalil Mack demands dominant season of himself and Bears defense - Bearmaven - Frustrating Bears offense makes them better, says Khalil Mack

Trey Burton's absence leaves huge hole for young Bears tight ends to fill - Bearmaven - Trey Burton out indefinitely after sluggish practices, Bears study other options.

Daniels making ‘fairly seamless’ transition - ChicagoBears.com - James Daniels’ work ethic and familiarity with the center position is enabling the 2018 second-round pick to make a smooth transition back to his natural position.

Chalk Talk: Which kicker has the edge? - ChicagoBears.com - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses whether Eddy Pineiro or Elliott Fry is leading the kicking competition, the undrafted rookie with the best chance to make the 53-man roster and why David Montgomery is third on the depth chart.

Bears announce preseason broadcast team - ChicagoBears.com - The Chicago Bears announced the team of broadcasters that will cover the 2019 FOX32 preseason games.

Matt Nagy prioritizes secrecy, health as Bears open the preseason vs. Panthers - Chicago Sun-Times - Khalil Mack & Co. will probably be just fine without preseason games.

Coach-speak: 4 takeaways from Bears coaches on dangerous defenders Danny Trevathan - Chicago Sun-Times - Danny Trevathan left Inside linebackers coach Mark DeLeone in "chills."

Bears training camp report: Takeaways from the 10th practice, with a day off for the kickers and a visitor from Springfield - Chicago Sun-Times - Gov. J.B. Pritzker visited camp as Elliott Fry and Eddy Pineiro took a day off from kicking duties.

Bears won’t face Panthers’ Cam Newton and Luke Kuechly in preseason opener at Soldier Field - Chicago Sun-Times - Panthers coach Ron Rivera said he’s being extra cautious with the players, who are dealing with injuries.

Bears post first depth chart — but don’t name a starting kicker - Chicago Sun-Times - The team didn’t designate either Elliott Fry or Eddy Pineiro the starter.

Bears expect Roquan Smith and his fellow 2018 rookies to take a big step forward: ‘No one is getting complacent’ - Chicago Tribune - If the Bears get much more in the way of natural maturation and production from a chunk of their 2018 draft class, they will be better on both sides of the ball.

5 things we heard from Bears defensive assistants, including Eddie Jackson’s Florida style and Leonard Floyd’s ‘quantum leap’ potential - Chicago Tribune - After the Bears wrapped up practice Tuesday in Bourbonnais, the defensive assistant coaches met with the media to discuss their position groups. Here are five things we heard.

Cam Newton and Luke Kuechly won’t play for the Panthers vs. the Bears in the preseason opener - Chicago Tribune - Cam Newton is working his way back into form after offseason shoulder surgery while Luke Kuechly missed time last week after he got "rolled up on" during practice.

Chicago Bears Camp Report 2019: Open Practice 7 - Chicago Audible Podcast - Listen to The Chicago Audible's complete recap from Tuesday's practice at Bears Camp.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Ezekiel Elliott Could Sit Out (For a New Contract) … Which Would Hurt the Bears - BleacherNation - Ezekiel Elliott wants to secure the bag.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Matt LaFleur must find better playcalling balance in new offense with Aaron Rodgers, Packers - Acme Packing Company - Despite the offensive struggles last season, the Packers played the way the analytics community says a team should, yet they weren’t efficient. Can a new offense change that?

Aaron Rodgers: Packers could wait '14 years' for next joint practice - Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers shares his takeaways from the joint preseason practices with the Houston Texans.

Jordy Nelson retires as a Green Bay Packer, acknowledges fans' support during stellar career - Acme Packing Company - Nelson returned to Green Bay on Tuesday for a ceremonial retirement.

Lions-Patriots joint practice Day 2 observations: T.J. Hockenson’s ‘game-winning’ TD highlights feisty practice - Pride Of Detroit - Fights, punt blocks, and much more!

Vikings Training Camp: Day 9 Recap - Daily Norseman - Some big plays on both sides as the team prepares for their first preseason game this week.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Infante: Bears training camp 2019 notes and recap from Aug. 6 practice - Windy City Gridiron - It was another fun-filled day at Bourbonnais.

Wiltfong: Chicago Bears Training Camp Recap (8/6) - talking Trubisky, Nichols, Ridley and more! - Windy City Gridiron - In Lester’s latest T Formation Conversation podcast, he’s joined by Jacob Infante to talk about Jacob’s observations from Bears camp today.

Schmitz: Chicago Bears Analysis: Breaking down Trubisky’s pre-snap reads - Windy City Gridiron - As the 2019 Chicago Bears get set to begin their season, Robert S. starts a new series aimed at answering commonly asked conceptual questions to catch fans up before the football starts. His first topic? Quarterback pre-snap reads.

Wiltfong: Bears release first “unofficial” depth chart and we over-analyze it right here - Windy City Gridiron - It’s finally here, so let’s over-analyze the first "unofficial" Bears depth chart!

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