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The Bear’s Den, August 12, 2020

Marqui Christian is in, that random kicker guy is out as the Bears get closer to putting on the pads

Los Angeles Rams v Chicago Bears
Trey Burton #80 of the Chicago Bears is tackled by Marqui Christian #41 of the Los Angeles Rams in the first quarter at Soldier Field on December 9, 2018 in Chicago
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This week is Blues Week here in the Den, we’s stick stick with one of the kings of the Delta, John Lee Hooker.



Nick Foles Returns Deep Ball to Chicago Bears Offense - - The biggest criticism of Mitchell Trubisky by analysts over his career has been his downfield passing.

Eddy Pineiro Kicking Alone After Bears Cut Ramiz Ahmed - - The Bears kicking battle at training camp wasn't much like the battle last offseason or even in last training camp

Ted Ginn Jr. Viewed by Bears as Double-Edged Asset - - Ted Ginn Jr. claims he can still clear out defenses with his speed at age 35 and Furrey definitely doesn't doubt it, but to expect him to run 4.3-something in the 40 might be a bit extreme.

Chicago Bears players register to vote after arriving at Halas Hall to begin training camp - - When Bears veterans reported to Halas Hall last week for the start of training camp, they were given a unique opportunity to have their voices heard.

Chicago Bears waive K Ramiz Ahmed - - The Bears on Tuesday waived rookie kicker Ramiz Ahmed.

Ranking the Bears: The Relevant Non-Starters (57-40) - Da Bears Blog - When you get to the bottom of the Bears roster, you see a lot of familiar names who, for one reason or another, have never stuck as starters in the league. Many of the players in this grouping have stuck on as specialists but some are late-round draft picks who just haven’t had a chance to prove themselves yet.

Emma: Breaking Down Bears' 5 Biggest Position Battles - 670 The Score - When Bears general manager Ryan Pace first revealed his intention for a quarterback battle in late February, he deflected the conversation to competition across the roster -- over and over again.

Source: Bears To Sign Safety Marqui Christian - 670 The Score - The Bears will sign safety Marqui Christian, a source said Tuesday afternoon. Terms of the deal haven't been disclosed.

Robinson high on top 25 NFL free agents in 2021: Prospective class teeming with talent - - 2020 represents a contract year for a number of spectacular NFL players. With that in mind, Gregg Rosenthal takes a sneak peek at next offseason's open market, ranking his top 25 prospective free agents of 2021.

Bears waive Ramiz Ahmed, bring kicker derby down to 1 - Chicago Sun-Times - Eddy Pineiro seems to have won the Bears’ kicker derby six days before the team holds its first padded practice.

Robert Quinn puts Bears closer to improving sack game - Chicago Sun-Times - Leonard Floyd was a multidimensional outside linebacker, but the Bears signed Quinn to do what he does best — sack the quarterback. "Robert Quinn has a dominant trait, and we are going to try to use that dominant trait as much as we can."

Chicago Bears waive kicker Ramiz Ahmed - Chicago Tribune - The Chicago Bears have released kicker Ramiz Ahmed, ending the prospect of a training camp kicking competition with Eddy Pineiro before full practices begin this week.

Chicago Bears: Training camp storylines - Chicago Tribune - If the Chicago Bears are to revive a sputtering offense that finished in the bottom five in the league in most major statistical categories last season, Anthony Miller’s emergence will be crucial. That's why some of the coaching staff's direct criticism of Miller has gotten louder and more pointed.

5 free agents who fit with Bears, from Devonta Freeman to Damon Harrison - NBC Sports Chicago - There are still some recognizable players available in free agency, and five of them could make sense for the Bears to think about signing.

Bears reportedly sign Marqui Christian, add to secondary in need - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears' secondary battle got a bit deeper.

Bears' Akiem Hicks loves tweeting quotes from 2000's smash hit 'Gladiator' - NBC Sports Chicago - The time for honoring yourself will soon be at an end

Bears waive kicker Ramiz Ahmed, ending kicker battle before it began - NBC Sports Chicago - For now, Eddy Piñeiro can breath easy:


Big Ten, Pac-12 postpone 2020 football season over COVID-19 concerns; both conferences looking to spring - - With the foundation of the 2020 college football season already cracked by the widespread cancellation of non-conference games due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Tuesday brought two significant fractures to the prospective campaign.

Possibility looms of fall 2020 and spring 2021 college football seasons - ProFootballTalk - The Big Ten is out. The Pac 12 is, too. That leaves three of the Power Five conferences in play for fall 2020.

Some start pushing for college football players to sign a waiver - ProFootballTalk - Those with a vested financial interest in college football being played this season are gradually but inevitably revealing themselves.

NFL lifts prohibition on tryouts, effective immediately - ProFootballTalk - NFL teams have been unable to workout players they have interest in signing because of COVID-19 concerns. Now, they can.


Green Bay: Nobody cares.

Detroit: Nobody cares.

Minnesota: Nobody cares.


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Infante: Bears sign defensive back Marqui Christian, waive kicker Ramiz Ahmed - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears have added some special teams help and depth to their secondary.

Wiltfong: Get Cordarrelle Patterson the ball - Windy City Gridiron - When the Chicago Bears signed Cordarrelle Patterson a year ago, I thought they were getting an exciting play maker that would not only help out as a kick returner, but also spend some time at wide...


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