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The Bear’s Den, August 19. 2020

Unfortunately, the injury bug has hit the Bears hard early this training camp, ending at least one player’s season

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 Aug 18, 2020 Chicago Bears linebacker Khalil Mack runs a drill during an NFL football camp practice.
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Bears practice takeaways: Jimmy Graham dominates Day 2 in pads - NBC Sports Chicago - Jimmy Graham had a standout morning with both his play and celebrations during Tuesday's practice.

Why Bears' Nick Foles is already impressing Matt Nagy and teammates - NBC Sports Chicago - The veteran has his own list of things to prove this season.

How Bears' Cordarrelle Patterson sees Mitch Trubisky's improvement in one glance - NBC Sports Chicago - If nothing else, it's a strong soundbite.

For Bears, 2020 NFL season features one wrinkle they know they can't plan for - NBC Sports Chicago - Life without fans is, for now, a reality.

Bears QB Competition: Mitch Trubisky improves, but Matt Nagy needs to see more - NBC Sports Chicago - Mitchell Trubisky was the clear winner on Day 2 of padded practices at Halas Hall.

Bears Training Camp 2020: Artie Burns suffers torn ACL in Tuesday's practice - NBC Sports Chicago - Bears cornerback Artie Burns is out for the season with a Torn ACL.

Training Camp 2020: Stock up, stock down after Bears' first padded practice - NBC Sports Chicago - Here's whose stock is up (and down) after the Bears' first padded practice of 2020 training camp.

Why Bears See Jimmy Graham As Necessary Emotional Spark - - Two key aspects of play a healthy Trey Burton brought to the Bears offense in 2018 were energy and emotion.

Chicago Bears WR/RB Cordarelle Patterson sees 'whole new player' in QB Mitchell Trubisky - - Bears receiver/running back Cordarrelle Patterson has noticed a difference in Mitchell Trubisky this year, telling reporters Tuesday that the quarterback

Chicago Bears QB Nick Foles enjoying building rapport with new teammates - - Making up for lost time after all offseason practices were cancelled due to COVID-19, quarterback Nick Foles is gradually building a rapport with his new Bears teammates, acknowledging that the process

Chicago Bears TE Jimmy Graham shines in first two training camp practices at Halas Hall - - Bears free-agent acquisition Jimmy Graham stood out in practice Tuesday for the second straight day, making several impressive catches in 1-on-1, 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 drills.

Chicago Bears receiver Cordarrelle Patterson discusses transition to running back in training camp - - Bears receiver Cordarrelle Patterson discusses his transition to running back.

Quick Hits: Chicago Bears S Eddie Jackson driven by goal to win Super Bowl - - Safety Eddie Jackson is motivated to bring a Super Bowl championship to Chicago. Fifth-year pro Deon Bush has a golden opportunity to win a starting job. And more from Bears training camp.

On Cordarrelle Patterson at Running Back, and Being “Fun Again” - Da Bears Blog - The 2018 Chicago Bears were fun.

Mitchell Trubisky Sharpens Edge In Bears’ Quarterback Battle - 670 The Score - The Bears have created a quarterback competition that isn’t just Mitchell Trubisky against Nick Foles. It’s Trubisky against himself.

Report: Bears’ Artie Burns Suffers Torn ACL - 670 The Score - Bears cornerback Artie Burns suffered a torn ACL in his left knee during practice Tuesday, ESPN reported. Burns left the field at Halas Hall on a cart after suffering the injury.

Is Mitch Trubisky a better quarterback this year? ‘We don’t have enough right now’ to determine, Bears coach Matt Nagy says on Day 2 of padded practices. - Chicago Tribune - Yes, the Bears season opener in Detroit is less than four weeks away, but coach Matt Nagy hasn’t seen enough in the limited practice time to declare Mitch Trubisky a changed player from the one who threw for 3,138 yards, 17 touchdowns and 10 interceptions last season.

5 observations from Chicago Bears practice Tuesday - Chicago Tribune - The first skirmish of training camp is in the books. The Chicago Bears also filled Tuesday’s competitive practice with some backfield action for Cordarrelle Patterson and several highlight reel plays for Jimmy Graham.

Bears QB Nick Foles progresses, but still working on chemistry with receivers - Chicago Sun-Times - Foles knows the offense, but Mitch Trubisky still has an edge when it comes to the personnel.

Bears camp: Mitch Trubisky, a ‘whole new player?’ Slow down - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears quarterback has looked slightly better than Nick Foles in training camp. He had a running start, though.

Bears have big plans for Cordarrelle Patterson - Chicago Sun-Times - When you watch Patterson run, you can’t help but think there’s much more he can do —wide receiver, running back, tight end or wildcat quarterback. Whatever it is, Patterson is built for it.

Bears CB Artie Burns tears ACL, out for year - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears’ three-man battle for one starting cornerback spot is down to two after Artie Burns hurt his left knee during Tuesday morning’s training camp practice.

Bears camp: Jimmy Graham, Deon Bush shove in first camp skirmish - Chicago Sun-Times - Graham jumped up and shoved Bush before teammates ran on the field and pulled them apart.

First Padded Practice of 2020 (Plus A Recap of 1920 Football Drive Ep. 1) - Chicago Audible Podcast - Listen as the guys discuss the first padded practice of 2020 and their takeaways from the Bears’ documentary: 1920 Football Drive, Episode 1.


Cowboys release Gerald McCoy - ProFootballTalk - McCoy signed a three-year, $18.3 million contract this offseason. The move takes the team off the hook for McCoy’s $3.25 million in base salary and roster bonuses this season. He will keep his $3 million signing bonus.

NFL's COVID-19 reserve list shrinks to 12 - ProFootballTalk - As the NFL moves closer to the first game of the 2020 season (it’s only 22 days away), the NFL is moving closer to no players on the COVID-19 reserve list.


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Wiltfong: How will the Bears pick a starting QB? - Windy City Gridiron - The NFL Network’s Stacy Dales reported on the three things the Bears are looking for this offseason from Trubisky and Foles...

Wiltfong: Bears player says nice things about teammate - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears made a few players available to the media after today’s practice at Halas Hall, and one of the player’s comments were picked up nationally and blown way out of proportion...

Householder: Chicago Bears CB Artie Burns tears ACL, out for 2020 - Windy City Gridiron - Burns was announced as running with the starters, opposite Kyle Fuller on Monday

Who will start next to Eddie Jackson at safety? - Windy City Gridiron - The WCG staff is running through some Bears training camp topics in a round table format this week...


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