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The Bear’s Den, August 17, 2020

The Bears begin full pad contact practices at Halas Hall today.

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This week is Cat Week here in the Den... because why not?



Recapping Week 3 of Chicago Bears Training Camp - Chicago Audible Podcast - A recap of all of the news that came out of the third week of Chicago Bears training camp.

Bears training camp: 11 things we’ll be watching when practices begin Monday - NBC Sports Chicago - For the first time in 2020, the Bears will put pads on to practice Monday at Halas Hall. JJ Stankevitz will be there, and will be looking to answer 11 key questions about this year’s team.

All-Out Competition Breaks Out Now in Bears Camp - - COVID-19 now hovers in the background as the Bears move into a portion of practices when what happens on the field takes priority over all else.

Bears Try to Replace Nose Tackle Quality with Quantity - - There is cross-training and then there is cross-training.

We’re about to get a behind-the-scenes look at Bears training camp - Bears Wire - For years, the Chicago Bears have kept things under wraps when it comes to training camp practices. Even as thousands of fans packed the bleachers at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais.

B/R believes the Bears will surprise everyone in 2020 - Bears Wire - Bleacher Report believes the Bears are among several teams that could surprise people in 2020.

Chicago Bears introduce behind-the-scenes web series ‘1920 Football Drive’ - - The Chicago Bears’ new web series “1920 Football Drive brought to you by CDW” opens with coach Matt Nagy addressing his team following the season-ending win against the Minnesota Vikings last December.

Are you bullish on the Bears for 2020? - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears can re-establish themselves as a playoff team in 2020 — or face a tumultuous offseason of potential upheaval. Our annual optimist/pessimist test reveals just how confident you are in Matt Nagy, Mitch Trubisky & Co.

Projecting Bears’ 53-man roster - Chicago Sun-Times - With the Bears preparing to hold their first padded practice Monday at Halas Hall, the Sun-Times handicaps who will make the team.

Chicago Bears: Padded practices start Monday - Chicago Tribune - Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy is on the eve of the team’s first practice in full pads Monday at Halas Hall with the season opener at Detroit only four weeks away.

Chicago Bears: Eddy Pineiro and special teams breakdown - Chicago Tribune - The Bears’ special team corps is full of dangerous return men, but Eddy Pineiro’s progression will be the center of focus in 2020.

Chicago Bears: Inside linebackers breakdown - Chicago Tribune - Roquan Smith and Danny Trevathan finished last season on injured reserve. Both are healthy again and optimistic about their potential for 2020. What does it mean for the Bears defense?

What’s at stake for the Bears as they begin padded practices? The Bear Download podcast sets the scene. - Chicago Tribune - Dan and Brad set the scene for the Bears’ first padded practices of training camp in 2020 by asking — and answering — 5 key questions, including Allen Robinson’s contract status and reasons for optimism.


Alex Smith cleared to practice - ProFootballTalk - Smith has been cleared to practice and will be activated off the physically unable to perform list, according to JP Finlay of


Adam Thielen: To take next step, Vikings need to quit talking about it - ProFootballTalk - “I think it really comes down to, ‘Quit talking about it,’ right?” Thielen told Bruce Murray and Bruce Gradkowski of SiriusXM NFL Radio on Saturday. “Like, we can talk about in the offseason how great we feel about our team, how great we feel about all the weapons we have and our defense and our defensive scheme, and our offensive scheme, how great all that is. Well, that’s great on paper, but that doesn’t win you games.

Which NFC North team will be the Detroit Lions’ biggest challenge in 2020? - Pride Of Detroit - Who will be the toughest team to get through on the way to an NFC North title?

LaFleur on Jordan Love: 'There's a lot to clean up right now' - - Packers coach Matt LaFleur offered his first takes on Jordan Love (a natural with plenty to work on) and AJ Dillon (a physical presence like he's never seen before).


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Wiltfong: How different will your fantasy football preparations be in 2020? - Windy City Gridiron - Welcome to SB Nation Reacts — a survey of fans across the NFL. Throughout the offseason, we send 32 polls to plugged in fans from each team. Bears fans, sign up HERE to join SB Nation Reacts!

Wiltfong: There’s no time table for an Allen Robinson extension, but the clock is ticking - Windy City Gridiron - When the 2019 season ended, it was almost a foregone conclusion that the Chicago Bears would give their stud wide out, Allen Robinson, a contract extension. He was about to enter the third and...

Wiltfong: Bears vs Browns Preseason week 1 - What could have been... - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears and Browns were scheduled to play today, and if they did what news could we have had from the game?


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