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The Bear’s Den, August 26, 2020

Nagy, Cohen speak as difficult offseason continues for the league and society as a whole

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Chicago Bears offensive tackle Rashaad Coward (69) runs drills during training camp at Halas Hall.
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Stuffed animals and puppets week continues here in the Den:



Here’s Barcelona’s Lionel Messi wearing a Chicago Bears uniform, just for fun - NBC Sports Chicago - The content ,,, it’s good.

Wannstedt: Mitch Trubisky ‘not giving an inch’ in Bears QB competition - NBC Sports Chicago - The former Bears coach is basing his opinion on what he’s observed at camp, and conversations he’s had within the organization.

Chicago Bears ‘deeply disturbed’ by shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin - - The Bears in a statement Tuesday decried the shooting of another Black man by a white police officer, an incident that occurred Sunday night just over 30 miles from Halas Hall in Kenosha, Wis.

Roster Moves: Chicago Bears sign K Cairo Santos, WR Alex Wesley, place TE Darion Clark on IR, release WR Trevor Davis - - The Bears on Tuesday signed kicker Cairo Santos (pictured above) and receiver Alex Wesley, placed tight end Darion Clark on injured reserve and released receiver Trevor Davis.

Ranking The Bears: The Stars (10-1) - Da Bears Blog - The Bears top 10 players just might stack up with anybody else in the league.

Bernstein: We Have No Clue What To Think Of Bears’ QB Battle - 670 The Score - For something consuming so much of our current attention and concern, all we really understand about the Bears’ quarterback competition is how in the dark it all is.

Bears’ Tarik Cohen: ‘I’ve Got To Ball Out This Year’ - 670 The Score - Bears running back Tarik Cohen is entering a critical season, as he’s in a contract year and being asked to play a key part in his team bouncing back.

Bears LT Charles Leno aiming to regain his Pro Bowl form - Chicago Sun-Times - After five seasons as a starter, Leno — who will turn 29 on Oct. 9 — has to convince the Bears they don’t need to rebuild at that key offensive line spot.

Bears RB Tarik Cohen ready to ‘ball out’ as he faces end of contract - Chicago Sun-Times - If Cohen gets back to the all-purpose threat he was in 2018, it’s a win-win. He’ll get a big payout on a new contract, and coach Matt Nagy will have a playmaker who factors prominently in the game plan.

Bears share outrage after Jacob Blake shooting - Chicago Sun-Times - "It’s very disturbing for everybody," coach Matt Nagy said. "And it has to stop."

Bears training camp podcast: Quarterbacks, kickers and Robert Quinn - Chicago Sun-Times - Quarterbacks, kickers and Robert Quinn are the Bears topics of the day.

Bears sign kicker Cairo Santos - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears returned to practice Tuesday with an extra kicker.

Chicago Bears: Training camp observations - Chicago Tribune - Mitch Trubisky's accuracy issues remain a concern. Akiem Hicks and Allen Robinson remain out with injuries. Eddy Pineiro remains the Chicago Bears' top kicker. But he now has company. Five observations from Tuesday's training camp practice.

Which NFL teams will have fans in 2020? - Chicago Tribune - A team-by-team look at the policies for NFL fans attending games in the 2020 regular season.

Chicago Bears: Why Cairo Santos was added to roster - Chicago Tribune - The Chicago Bears remain hopeful Eddy Pineiro will be back at full strength soon, and they could be preparing to carry two kickers during the 2020 season — one on the 53-man roster and a second on the expanded 16-man practice squad.

Catching Up on the Latest Chicago Bears Training Camp News with FOX 32's Kaitilin Sharkey - Chicago Audible Podcast - Listen as the guys were joined by FOX 32's Kaitlin Sharkey to learn more about what's happening at Bears Camp.

Stankevitz: Why I’m buying a big bounce back year for Bears’ Tarik Cohen - NBC Sports Chicago - The Tarik Cohen you saw last year will not be the Tarik Cohen you'll see in 2020. Bears Insider JJ Stankevitz explains why.

Bears say they’ll keep 2 kickers all season - Chicago Sun-Times - Both Cairo Santos and Eddy Pineiro, the nominal starter, are eligible for the practice squad this year. Pineiro still has not kicked while he nurses a slight groin injury.

Bears camp: Matt Nagy pleads with QBs to ‘test it’ - Chicago Sun-Times - Neither Mitch Trubisky nor Nick Foles were particularly accurate with their passes in Tuesday’s practice. Still, Bears coach Matt Nagy would have preferred to see both quarterbacks be more aggressive with their throws.



As more teams announce they'll have no fans, the competitive imbalance grows - ProFootballTalk - More and more teams can’t secure permission from state and local authorities to host fans for the early games of the season. This creates even more of a competitive imbalance for the teams that are able to have partial, or possibly in time full, capacity.

Jadeveon Clowney to Raiders? Nick Foles starting? Yannick Ngakoue to Jets? Nine moves NFL teams should make RIGHT NOW - The 2020 NFL season is nearly upon us! But before kickoff, Adam Schein identifies nine moves NFL teams should make RIGHT NOW.


Lions cancel practice in response to Jacob Blake shooting - - The Detroit Lions canceled practice Tuesday in response to the recent shooting of Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old Black man, by Kenosha (Wis.) Police.


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Wiltfong: Chicago Bears Training Camp Recap for 8/25 - Windy City Gridiron - Here are a few Chicago Bears training camp quick hits from the Twitterverse...

Wiltfong: Bears announce several roster moves and an interesting plan at kicker - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears announced some roster moves today, two of which were expected and two others that were not. The expected moves were the signing of kicker Cairo Santos and the placing of tight...

Wiltfong: Chicago’s tight ends have been the stars of camp so far - Windy City Gridiron - While Jimmy Graham and Cole Kmet have received plenty of kudos, the entire tight end group has flashed at Halas Hall.


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