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The Bear’s Den, August 13, 2020

Today we celebrate a random fumble recovery in a random game against Minnesota because recovering from fumbles can be “a thing”.

VIKINGS FOOTBALL Oct. 10 - Chicago - noon start Home:Editor; Tom Wallace, Steve Rice Photographers; Judy Griesedieck, Carlos Gonzalez, Jerry Holt, Brian Peterson, Jeff Wheeler — Minneapolis Bears at Vikes Sunday 10/10/99----Bears Sean Harris recover
Bears at Minnesota on Sunday 10/10/99. Bears Sean Harris recovered a fumble by Jim Kleinsasser of Minnesota in the end zone as his teammates celebrated in the background early in the first quarter.

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This week is Blues Week here in the Den, and you know we have to feature the incomparable B.B. King.



A Month Left and Nick Foles Throws First Bears Pass - - Beyond all else, Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy and his team are learning to roll with the punches.

Bears Hold Out Hope for Rapid Jaylon Johnson Development - - Bears rookie cornerback Jaylon Johnson already faced difficult circumstances, trying to come in and immediately replace veteran starter Prince Amukamara.

Bears Target Depth, Special Teams with Marqui Christian - - The corresponding move after cutting kicker Ramiz Ahmed on Tuesday could indicate some concern by the Bears about their situation at safety.

Chicago Bears’ condensed schedule fuels sense of urgency ahead of Sept. 13 opener against Detroit Lions - - Although the Bears are scheduled to kick off their season a month from Thursday and still haven’t conducted their first non-contact practice, coach Matt Nagy is convinced that his players will be ready for the Sept. 13 opener in Detroit.

Roster Move: Chicago Bears sign safety Marqui Christian - - The Bears on Wednesday signed safety Marqui Christian, who spent the past four seasons with the Los Angeles Rams, appearing in 55 games with one start.

Chalk Talk: Do the Chicago Bears have enough depth at outside linebacker? - - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses whether depth is a concern at outside linebacker, tackles Charles Leno Jr. and Bobby Massie working on fundamentals and if cornerback Stephen Denmark is ready to compete for playing time.

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."

Bears coach Matt Nagy adapting to 2020 - Chicago Sun-Times - Nagy’s adaptability makes him exactly what the Bears need in an atypical season where problems are always right around the corner.

Chicago Bears podcast: Padded practice adds to QB competition - Chicago Sun-Times - Starting next week, the Bears won’t be very social or distant.

Bears QB derby too close to call after one day - Chicago Sun-Times - The quarterbacks threw routes to receivers for the first time Wednesday at Halas Hall, but the real competition begins Friday, when Trubisky and Foles compete against the defense in training camp.

Bears scouts must navigate unclear college football situation - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears trudged through the last two years without a first-round pick to spend on one of college football’s best players. When they return to the first round next year, though, there might not be any current college football stars to be had.

Chicago Bears hold 1st practice of 2020 - Chicago Tribune - The Chicago Bears offense has a lot to fix after sputtering through most of the 2019 season. But with less than five weeks before their first game, how much can they actually accomplish in the lead-up to Week 1?

Chicago Bears: Matt Nagy uncertain of QB timeline - Chicago Tribune - Having only eight or nine practices in full pads creates a time-sensitive dilemma for the Chicago Bears coaching staff — and the quarterbacks themselves — when it comes to the competition between Mitch Trubisky and Nick Foles.

How will NFL scout for 2021 draft without college football? - Chicago Tribune - Preparing for the 2021 NFL draft will be far more complex because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The number of college campuses hosting football games this fall is dwindling by the day after the Big Ten and Pac-12 announced Tuesday they will not be playing in 2020.

Chicago Bears: Tight ends breakdown - Chicago Tribune - A Chicago Bears offense that relies on consistent production from its tight ends got little consistency or production in 2019. The response at Halas Hall? A complete overhaul.

5 Chicago Bears Defensive Storylines to Watch During Camp - Chicago Audible Blog - Here's one storyline at each defensive position to watch for at Chicago Bears Training Camp.

TE Cole Kmet explains how he was able to quickly grasp Bears offense - Bear's Wire - Rookies have missed out on some valuable reps after a virtual offseason. But TE Cole Kmet managed to quickly grasp Matt Nagy's offense.


Report: Commissioner likely will have committee of outside advisors for COVID-19 issues - ProFootballTalk - Mark Maske of the Washington Post reports that the league likely will provide an external advisory committee to assist with questions like shutting down teams, cancelling games, etc.

NFL: Less than one percent of COVID-19 tests have been positive - ProFootballTalk - The NFL sent a letter to teams on Wednesday announcing the agreement on continued testing.

Cowboys signing former Vikings DE Everson Griffen - - The Dallas Cowboys are signing former Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and NFL Network's Tom Pelissero and Jane Slater reported Wednesday evening.

Big 12 football to proceed; NFL could adjust offseason calendar to accommodate spring college football - - One day after the Big Ten and Pac-12 announced the postponement of their 2020 football seasons until at least 2021, the Big 12 Conference went in a different direction.

Report: Everson Griffen to sign with Dallas Cowboys - Daily Norseman - And then, he was gone


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