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The Bear’s Den, November 5, 2020

The Bears offensive line is living life in the House of Pain, as Chicago faces a realistic chance of only having one starter this weekend

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Earl Campbell - File Photos
Future Pro Fooball Hall of Famers Walter Payton (34) of the Chicago Bears (Class of 1993) and Earl Campbell (34) of the Houston Oilers (Class of 1991) meet after a 10-6 Oilers victory on November 16, 1980, at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois.
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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Offense is Terrible, But Did We See Signs of Improvement Sunday? - Da Bears Blog - None of it was pretty. But 23 points and roughly 330 yards was about the best anybody could have or should have expected from the Chicago Bears offense on Sunday. That is a sad statement. But it is our current reality.

Decimated Bears’ offensive line left wondering who will play - 670 The Score - The Bears are so decimated on their offensive line that they can’t even create a clear contingency plan.

Bears’ Mitchell Trubisky suffers right shoulder injury - 670 The Score - Bears backup quarterback Mitchell Trubisky suffered a right shoulder injury on the lone snap he played in a loss against the Saints on Sunday. The severity of the injury wasn’t yet known Wednesday afternoon.

Brian Urlacher hasn’t given up on Mitchell Trubisky - 670 The Score - Legendary Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher still has faith in quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, the No. 2 overall pick in 2017 who was benched for Nick Foles in Week 3.

Bears WR Javon Wims has 2-game suspension upheld in hearing - 670 The Score - Bears receiver Javon Wims had his two-game suspension upheld after a hearing with appeals officer James Thrash, a league official confirmed Wednesday. Wims threw punches at a Saints player in the Bears’ loss Sunday.

5 things you may not know about Chicago Bears defensive lineman Brent Urban - ChicagoBears.com - Bears defensive lineman Brent Urban has made a big splash in an increased role. Here are five things you may not know about him.

Roster Moves: Chicago Bears release WR Ted Ginn Jr - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears on Wednesday released veteran receiver/return specialist Ted Ginn Jr. In last Sunday’s loss to the Saints, Ginn was a healthy scratch for the second time this season.

Ted Ginn Jr.: Chicago Bears release punt returner/receiver - Chicago Tribune - The Chicago Bears released veteran wide receiver/punt returner Ted Ginn Jr. And eight Bears sat out of practice because of injuries. Four things we learned.

Mitch Trubisky: Chicago Bears QB injured shoulder - Chicago Tribune - Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy said backup quarterback Mitch Trubisky is rehabbing his right shoulder, injured during a one-play appearance against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, and Nagy didn’t give a timeline for how long Trubisky might be out.

Chicago Bears Q&A with Brad Biggs - Chicago Tribune - The Chicago Bears’ loss to the New Orleans Saints produced lots of questions about how the offense can be fixed, why they didn’t trade for offensive line help at the deadline and why coach Matt Nagy called a timeout late in the first half with the Bears on defense.

Bears' QB Mitchell Trubisky Dealing With Shoulder Injury - On Tap Sports Net - Chicago Bears' quarterback Mitchell Trubisky reportedly suffered a shoulder injury against the Saints despite playing just one snap in the entire game.

Identifying the best team fits for Mitch Trubisky in 2021 – The Athletic - Where could Mitch Trubisky play in 2021? We look at some options.

Nick Foles, the Bears' messages, what the stats say – The Athletic - Can the offensive line hold up for the Bears in Tennessee?

Third-Quarter Follies Hurt Bears as Much as Injuries - SI.com - The avalanche of injuries and COVID-19 to hit the Chicago Bears offensive line hasn't shaken Nick Foles' confidence, even if he's the one who has to stand behind a group of reserves Sunday at Nashville against the Tennessee Titans.

Chicago Bears formulating contingency plans for offensive line - ChicagoBears.com - With injuries and illness causing a lot of uncertainty on their offensive line, the Bears are considering multiple scenarios for Sunday’s road game against the Titans.

Chicago Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky misses practice due to shoulder injury - ChicagoBears.com - Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky missed practice Wednesday due to a right shoulder injury he suffered during last Sunday’s loss to the Saints.

Chicago Bears WR Allen Robinson II excelled against New Orleans Saints without practicing - ChicagoBears.com - Allen Robinson II delivered another excellent performance last Sunday against the Saints, but it was even more impressive given that he didn’t practice all week due to a concussion.

Bears cut WR Ted Ginn - Chicago Sun-Times - Ginn, the veteran speedster, lost his punt returning job before the Saints game, when the Bears signed and promoted Dwayne Harris.

Bears WR Javon Wims’ two-game suspension upheld - Chicago Sun-Times - Wims’ appeal was heard virtually by former player James Thrash, who is paid jointly by the NFL and the players’ union, as was his right through the collective bargaining agreement.

Bears can beat Titans on Sunday, but they just can’t win - Chicago Sun-Times - They have a winning record and lots of doubters. At a minimum, they have a public-perception problem.

Bears QB Mitch Trubisky has injured right shoulder - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears’ backup quarterback was on the field for only one play — a three-yard run out of the "Wildcat" formation in the first quarter.

Bears practice without 10 players — and that’s not counting the COVID list - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears’ injury crisis extends well beyond their offensive line.

You probably won’t recognize all 5 names on Bears’ projected starting offensive line - Chicago Sun-Times - The beleaguered unit was the last one that could afford further problems. But Jason Spriggs’ positive test for coronavirus and some new injuries have decimated the Bears’ o-line.

Fate adds injury to insult for Mitch Trubisky - Chicago Sun-Times - Bears coach Matt Nagy was grooming Nagy for a "Wildcat" quarterback role when he inserted Trubisky for one play against the Saints on Sunday. But the former starter suffered an injury to his right (throwing) shoulder on his first play — a three-yard rush — and could be out awhile.

POLISH SAUSAGE

NFL's 10 most disruptive defenders: Myles Garrett, T.J. Watt lead - NFL.com - Nick Shook eyes the 10 most disruptive defenders in the NFL. Which game-wrecker stands supreme: Myles Garrett or T.J. Watt?

Josh McCown signing with Texans, his 12th franchise - NFL.com - NFL journeyman quarterback Josh McCown is coming off the Eagles practice roster and joining the Texans active roster, his agent announced.

Giants claim Dante Pettis off waivers from 49ers - ProFootballTalk - The Giants announced they were awarded receiver Dante Pettis off waivers from the 49ers on Wednesday.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Wednesday Walkthroughs: Should the Packers have traded for Will Fuller? - Acme Packing Company - Acme Packing Company writers share their takes on the deadline deal that didn’t happen.

Matthew Stafford can play Sunday, can’t practice this week - ProFootballTalk - Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, but that reportedly won’t force the team to turn to backup Chase Daniel against the Vikings on Sunday.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong: Bears Wednesday injury list is Huge - Windy City Gridiron - Only having eight total offensive linemen available at practice today (including the practice squadders) wasn’t the most surprising news for the Chicago Bears, as it was also announced that back up...

Salo, Berckes & Curl: Let’s ask Windy City Gridiron’s Three Bears About the NFL Standings - Windy City Gridiron - To place the Bears in their appropriate power rankings spot, we call upon our friends Optimistic Bear, Realistic Bear, and Pessimistic Bear.

Wiltfong: Bears to release Ted Ginn Jr. - Windy City Gridiron - According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Chicago Bears will release veteran wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. today.

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