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The Bear’s Den, September 1, 2019

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Welcome to waiver-claims day, another of the craziest days of the NFL year... at least for some teams. Will Chicago claim anyone?

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General manager Ryan Pace of the Chicago Bears
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BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS

Texans give up more for Tunsil and Stills than Bears traded for Mack - NBC Sports Chicago - The NFL’s cutdown deadline entering the regular season has become one of the most exciting days of the football calendar.

Where the Bears are heading this season and why - Bearmaven - Roster is too young and talented for a backslide, but many forces working against them make repeat division title tough

Biggest Bears cut surprises come at pass rusher, on offensive line - Bearmaven - Cutting James Vaughters and Kylie Fitts left the Bears with just four outside linebackers.

Chicago Bears announce 53-man roster - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears reached the NFL’s mandatory 53-man limit Saturday by waiving 33 players, terminating the contract of one veteran and placing two undrafted rookies on injured reserve.

Monsters of the Midway Comic Strip - Deep-rooted Division - ChicagoBears.com - This season, follow along as we continue the story of the Monsters of the Midway defending Chicago from a weekly nemesis drawn from the 2019 schedule.

Bears Set Initial 53-Man Roster - 670 The Score - There were few surprises as the Bears cut their roster down from 90 men.

Breaking down the strengths, weaknesses of Bears’ 2019 roster - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears are loaded and eying a Super Bowl run. Their roster is loaded, but not perfect. A look at some of their best spots and areas of concern.

Bears K Eddy Pineiro survives cut day - Chicago Sun-Times - He was one of the 53 players on the roster the team submitted to the NFL on Saturday afternoon.

Breaking news: Bears finalize full 53-man roster for 2019 season - Chicago Sun-Times - Who made the cut and who’s gone? A rundown of the complete roster heading into the Bears’ opener against the Packers.

Papa Bear: How dad Matt Nagy infused family into his football team - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears coach always wanted a big family. And he knew he would want his kids around him as much as possible.

Ben Zobrist’s Cubs return? Bears-Packers Aaron Rodgers - Chicago Sun-Times - If the Bears get Rodgers down, they might as well go in for the kill rather than let him get up and render all of Chicago apoplectic. In other news: Pray it doesn’t come down to a field-goal try either way.

Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky ready to step on the gas - Chicago Sun-Times - After sitting in the preseason, Trubisky is confident playing against the first-team defense throughout training camp has prepared him sufficiently for the regular season.

Complete Bears roster cuts: Jonathan Bullard, Kylie Fitts and Ryan Nall among cuts - Chicago Tribune - Keep in mind the 53-man roster finalized today is simply the first version. It figures to evolve all season, beginning with Sunday’s waiver-claim period.

Bears’ potential alternatives to Eddy Pineiro emerge as kickers Kaare Vedvik, Cairo Santos are cut - Chicago Tribune - The Bears' kicking alternatives to Eddy Pineiro are coming into focus, as Kaare Vedvik and Cairo Santos were among the league-wide cuts Saturday.

Map of 2019 Bears 53-Man Roster - Chicago Audible Blog - We decided to create a map reflecting where each of the players who made the 53-man roster are from. Check out if any Bears are from your home town.

Five takeaways from the Bears’ 53-man roster, which is good enough to win a Super Bowl -NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears unveiled their initial 53-man roster on Saturday, which looks ready to win a Super Bowl.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Dolphins get two first-round picks and a second-round pick from Texans – ProFootballTalk - The trade that sent Dolphins left tackle Laremy Tunsil to Houston was an enormous one. The Texans are sending two first-round picks and a second-round pick to Miami to acquire Tunsil and wide receiver Kenny Stills, according to NFL Network.

Winners, losers from Jadeveon Clowney, Laremy Tunsil trades - NFL.com - The Houston Texans trading Jadeveon Clowney to the Seahawks and then acquiring Laremy Tunsil from the Dolphins rocked the NFL landscape on Saturday. Jeremy Bergman dissects the deals and identifies the winners and losers.

Notable NFL roster moves on cut down Saturday - NFL.com - The Eagles are planning to release RB Josh Adams. An undrafted prospect in 2018, Adams signed with the Eagles last May and rushed for 511 yards and three TDs last season.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

SKOLOL: The Vikings Waived Kaare Vedvik (Who They Traded a Pick To Get) - Bleacher Nation - Hope it was worth it, Vikings.

The Vikings just waived Kaare Vedvik after trading for him three weeks ago - NBC Sports Chicago
Suddenly the Bears kicking situation doesn’t seem so bad.

Detroit Lions establish 2019 53-man roster - Pride Of Detroit - Here’s a look at the Lions’ initial 53-man roster.

6 quick thoughts on the Detroit Lions 53-man roster, practice squad prediction - Pride Of Detroit - Our instant analysis of the Lions’ 2019 roster.

Vikings (finally) announce initial 53-man roster - Daily Norseman - We’re past the deadline, so we’ll cut to the chase and bring you the roster

Packers Roster Cuts: Green Bay finalizes the initial 53-man roster for 2019 - Acme Packing Company - There were a few last-minute surprises when the roster was officially released on Saturday evening.

IN CASE YOU YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong: Chicago Bears release recent draft picks Kylie Fitts, Jonathan Bullard and Stephen Denmark - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears have cut a few recent draft picks.

Wiltfong: Chicago Bears finalize their 2019 53-man roster - Windy City Gridiron - Introducing your 2019 Chicago Bears!

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