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The Bear’s Den, July 10, 2020

More NFL & NCAAF COVID plans are slowly emerging, as all levels of football feel their way towards the 2020 season

NFL: FEB 25 Scouting Combine Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images


Western Theme Song Week continues with yet another classic



Bears’ offense ranks among the NFL’s worst analytically, new study finds - NBC Sports Chicago - “WE KNOW” Bears fans scream into the void.

Why Tre Roberson Rates Biggest Bears Wild Card at Training Camp - - Bears cornerback Tre Roberson has followed in his grandfather’s footsteps, in a manner of speaking.

Bears 2020 training camp preview: Running backs - Bears Wire - We’re taking a look at Bears running backs, where the biggest question is who will backup lead back David Montgomery.

Chalk Talk: Who will be the Chicago Bears’ breakout player in 2020? - - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses which Bears player will have a breakout 2020 season, how much of a difference a healthy Akiem Hicks will make on defense and teammates who caught Walter Payton’s TD passes.

Chicago Bears upgraded tight end position in offseason by signing Jimmy Graham, drafting Notre Dame product Cole Kmet - - The Bears entered the offseason determined to upgrade their tight end position and executed that plan by signing veteran free agent Jimmy Graham and selecting Cole Kmet with their top pick in the draft.

One Player Each NFL Team Can’t Afford to Lose Next Offseason - Bears - Bleacher Report - When news of Patrick Mahomes’ contract extension first broke, it was notable for two reasons. The unprecedented dollar amount— $450 million in base value—immediately jumped ...

Chicago Bears contract year preview: RB Tarik Cohen - Bear Report - Chicago Bears running back Tarik Cohen is entering the final year of his rookie deal. Will he earn an extension with the franchise?

2020 Chicago Bears roster review: No. 60-51 - Bear Report - Our Chicago Bears roster countdown for 2020 continues as we move through No.’s 60-51 including a few rookies.

Rank: State of the Franchise: Despite QB question, Bears should contend - - Though the question of Mitchell Trubisky’s ability to be an effective quarterback looms, Adam Rank sees plenty of talent across the rest of Matt Nagy’s Chicago Bears roster.

NFL and COVID-19: No more jersey swaps - Chicago Tribune - NFL teams will be prohibited from postgame interactions within 6 feet of each other, so players won’t be allowed to exchange jerseys after games as part of the guidelines to help limit the spread of the coronavirus.

Time for Bears linebacker Roquan Smith to Take the Next Step - Chicago Audible Blog - Roquan Smith has something to prove to himself, something to prove to his team and something to prove to the Chicago Bears faithful.


J.J. Watt cautions against a rush to meet a set reporting date - ProFootballTalk - As the NFL and NFL Players Association work out the various things that need to be worked out in advance of one of the strangest football seasons ever, there’s one option that merits consideration: Patience.

Testing protocol is still being developed - ProFootballTalk - The NFL and NFL Players Association are reaching the various agreements that need to be reached to allow the 2020 season to proceed on a piecemeal basis. Certain key agreements still need to be finalized.

J.J. Watt hopes players who opt out aren't criticized for it - ProFootballTalk - The NFL and NFL Players Association continue to discuss the parameters of the rules for opting out of the season due to the pandemic. The league wants minimal opt outs and a firm deadline for making a final decision. Players surely prefer to have the flexibility to experience training camp and a game or two before making a final decision.


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Wiltfong: The NFL has several COVID-19 changes in place for 2020 - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears still haven’t announced plans for fans during games at Soldier Field this season, but the Baltimore Ravens announced yesterday that they’ll cap attendance at 14,000 for all their...

Does the NFL’s schedule format help foster rivalries? - - Playing teams twice a year is a recipe for rivalry.


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