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The Bear’s Den, August 15, 2020

Patterson to running back full time? Robinson & Miller speak to the press as Bears prepare for increased contact

Mitchell Trubisky hands the ball off to Cordarrelle Patterson during 2019 Training Camp at Bourbonnais. Photo by Denmaster Ken.
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Bears and NFL Finally Get Preseason Right After 93 Years - - Without a preseason game to play this August, the Bears are treading were they’ve rarely been.

Receivers Own High First Impressions of Nick Foles - - Nick Foles’ professional approach appears to have left a mark on his top two new receivers.

Camp Contact: Bears Gear Up for Hitting in Practice - - The Bears will have occasional full contact in practices after padding up for the first time Monday, in order to “callous” players, as coach Matt Nagy likes to call it.

Chicago Bears WR Allen Robinson II spent offseason becoming more dangerous downfield threat - - Allen Robinson II, the Bears’ leading receiver in 2019, has spent the offseason working to become a more dangerous downfield threat.

Trust, maturity key to Chicago Bears WR Anthony Miller continuing to excel - - The Bears are counting on receiver Anthony Miller to pick up this year where he left off during the second half of last season when improved preparation led to his emergence as a top playmaker.

Chalk Talk: Does Rashaad Coward have a chance to start at right guard for the Chicago Bears? - - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses whether Rashaad Coward will have a legitimate chance to win the starting right guard position, if Bears assistants are applying what they learned as college coaches to prepare for the 2020 season

Emma: Will Allen Robinson, Bears Reach Contract Extension? - 670 The Score - At a position in which egos often match or even exceed production, Bears receiver Allen Robinson is one of a kind.

Chicago Bears: Anthony Miller expected to take next step - Chicago Tribune - Beyond the Chicago Bears quarterback competition, Anthony Miller’s potential as a No. 2 target behind Allen Robinson is one of the more intriguing offensive storylines this training camp.

Chicago Bears receivers weigh in on QB battle - Chicago Tribune - First impressions matter. And on Friday morning, Chicago Bears receivers Anthony Miller and Allen Robinson offered their early scouting reports on new quarterback Nick Foles.

Chicago Bears: Running backs breakdown - Chicago Tribune - David Montgomery and Chicago Bears running backs coach Charles London each pointed to comfort as a reason the Bears’ 2019 third-round pick should improve from his rookie season.

Bears WR Allen Robinson gets job done either way, but could use some help - Chicago Sun-Times - Without a second viable pass-catching threat or a decent quarterback, Robinson gave the Bears a Pro Bowl-level season in 2019. Imagine what he could do with better players around him.

Bears WR Anthony Miller: ‘I want to be perfect on the field’ - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears’ third-year wide receiver has the potential to be everything you wanted in a wide receiver — and more. But he still needs to learn the finer points of being a pro to ‘reach another level.’

Bears rookie watch: Can Darnell Mooney make it through ‘turbulent water?’ - NBC Sports Chicago - We heard some encouraging things about rookie Darnell Mooney on Friday, but how much should we buy into excitement about any first-year player in 2020?

2020 Bears may finally be unlocking Cordarrelle Patterson, running back - NBC Sports Chicago - It's (maybe) happening!

Why Bears' Anthony Miller is more ready than ever for sky-high 2020 demands - NBC Sports Chicago - There's more than one reason to believe Miller's inconsistencies may be behind him.

Why Bears fans should not be worried about an Allen Robinson contract extension - NBC Sports Chicago - Allen Robinson deserves an extension, but it hasn't happened yet.

Secret Weapon? Cordarrelle Patterson Might Be a Back - - There's a reason the Bears haven't signed a fifth running back for training camp. They already have one and he wears No. 84.


Jon Gruden is quickly smitten with Marcus Mariota - ProFootballTalk - Raiders coach Jon Gruden gushed about newcomer Marcus Mariota, who arrived on a one-year, $7.5 million deal in the offseason.

Five on-field officials, two replay officials opt out - ProFootballTalk - According to multiple reports, seven officials chose to opt out of working this season. Five of those officials work in on-field roles and two others are replay officials. There were 121 on-field officials on the league’s roster before the deadline to opt out.

North Dakota State decides not to play this fall - ProFootballTalk - North Dakota State announced Friday that it won’t play this fall.


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Wiltfong: Guess who’s hanging out in the running back room for the Bears? - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears may finally be ready to make the explosive Cordarrelle Patterson a running back.

Householder: Report - Chicago Bears to try out preseason superstar QB Kyle Sloter - Windy City Gridiron - Sloter, went to Southern Miss and Northern Colorado and has spent preseasons with the Broncos, Vikings, Cardinals and Lions

Wiltfong: Allen Robinson and Anthony Miller on the QB battle - Windy City Gridiron - Chicago’s top two wide outs met the media today and while there were wide raging topics, there was plenty of focus on the two quarterbacks.


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