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The Bear’s Den, August 14, 2020

All the news there is from 2020 Bears Camp, where hopefully no players try to sneak women into their rooms...

Line work in 2019 Training Camp in 2019 at Bourbonnais. Photo by Denmaster Ken.
Ken Mitchell

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Bears’ Matt Nagy details timeline for Mitch Trubisky/Nick Foles decision - NBC Sports Chicago - “Fluid” is the key word to keep in mind here.

Bears’ Matt Nagy ‘reveals’ secret plan to get Eddie Jackson the ball on offense - NBC Sports Chicago - THIS IS A JOKE please be cool.

Roquan Smith Looking to Take Major Leap Forward - - The only thing the Bears lost from their inside linebacker group over the offseason was proven depth.

Tashaun Gipson a Strong Favorite for Such an “Open” Safety Battle - - New Bears safety Tashaun Gipson has made 23 career interceptions and 47 pass defenses while playing for three different teams, so trying to adjust and make plays while fitting into a new system is something he did twice prior to this season.

Chicago Bears WR coach Mike Furrey expects intense position battles in training camp - - Receivers coach Mike Furrey is eager to monitor what promises to be intense competition at the receiver position in training camp, saying: “There is nobody in that room that can take a day off.”

Replacing DT Eddie Goldman will be group effort for Chicago Bears that includes Bilal Nichols, John Jenkins, Abdullah Anderson - - The Bears plan to continue giving their defensive linemen reps at multiple positions in training camp, which should help them fill the void created by nose tackle Eddie Goldman opting out of the 2020 season.

Bears reportedly giving former North Texas QB Mason Fine a tryout next week - NBC Sports Chicago - Here’s some unexpected news for your Thursday.

2020 Bears Training Camp: Here’s who empty stadiums will impact the most - NBC Sports Chicago - The QBs? Eddy Piñeiro? Here’s whose job changes the most without fans.

Stankevitz: I changed my mind on who Bears’ Week 1 starting QB will be - NBC Sports Chicago - Over the last few months, Bears Insider JJ Stankevitz figured Nick Foles would be the Bears’ starting QB to begin the 2020 season. But not anymore.

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.

Chicago Bears: Outside linebackers breakdown - Chicago Tribune - After a down year — by his standard — last season, Chicago Bears edge rusher Khalil Mack is intent on coming back even stronger. Here’s what else to know about the team’s outside linebackers.

Bears’ defense is still Super Bowl-caliber, but that’s not usually enough to win one - Chicago Sun-Times - Charging into a season with an elite defense and brutally bad offense rarely leads to success in the modern NFL. As the Bears try to go against the current, they need their offense to be at least average.


Joe Montana on whether football can be played safely - Chicago Tribune - Notre Dame legend Joe Montana says of course college football players want to play

NCAA cancels fall Division I championships, leaving only FBS football trying to play - ProFootballTalk - “We cannot, at this point, have fall NCAA championships,” NCAA president Mark Emmert said in a video.

Report: Seahawks cut Kemah Siverand for trying to sneak woman into team hotel - ProFootballTalk - NFL teams are always strict about not allowing unauthorized visitors into training camp, but this year especially so. As Seattle’s Kemah Siverand found out the hard way.


Detroit Lions work out running back C.J. Prosise, 6 others - Pride Of Detroit - Detroit worked out the veteran running back.

Packers’ Matt LaFleur discusses practice ramp-up schedule & face shields - Acme Packing Company - Green Bay’s practices will gradually get longer over the first several days of camp, topping out at two and a half hours.


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Wiltfong: Bears will give a tryout to North Texas QB Mason Fine next week - Windy City Gridiron - According to multiple reports, the Chicago Bears are planing to tryout former North Texas quarterback Mason Fine next week. The Chicago Audible’s Nicholas Moreano confirmed the report with Fine’s...

Infante: Bears face potential quarterback dilemma for 2021 NFL Draft - Windy City Gridiron - With the likely postponement of the 2020 college football season, the Bears could face a tough choice if they draft a quarterback next year.


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