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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL
Puppets and Stuff Animals week continues with a different type of “puppets” video...
BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!
Chicago Bears' David Montgomery injures groin at practice - Chicago Tribune - The Chicago Bears’ confidence in David Montgomery’s ability to make a big jump in his second season might be shaken somewhat after Montgomery suffered an injury early in Wednesday morning’s practice at Halas Hall.
Chicago Bears Q&A with Brad Biggs - Chicago Tribune - Brad Biggs' Chicago Bears mailbag has questions this week about Jimmy Graham, Jaylon Johnson, Anthony Miller, David Montgomery and, of course, the quarterback competition between Nick Foles and Mitch Trubisky.
It’s Time Roquan Smith Becomes a Consistent Three-Down Player - Chicago Audible Blog - When Roquan Smith was drafted, he was expected to become a player that can play all three downs. But the 2019 season proved that isn't the case for Smith.
David Montgomery's groin injury exposes serious flaw in Bears' backfield - NBC Sports Chicago - An unsettling feeling lingered over Halas Hall after running back David Montgomery slipped taking a handoff early into Wednesday’s practice. As Montgomery was whisked away on a cart from the back fields to the building – a long trek, necessitating the use of a cart for any injury – it felt like the Bears’ shot at any semblance of a run game in 2020 was leaving with him.
Bears' David Montgomery suffers injury at practice, leaves on cart - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears' running back went down with an injury during Wednesday's session.
David Montgomery Leaves Practice With Apparent Groin Injury - On Tap Sports Net - Chicago Bears’ running back David Montgomery suffered what appeared to be a significant leg injury.
Germain Ifedi Sharpening His Road-Grading Abilities - SI.com - One of the often-repeated phrases around Bears training camp by players and coaches alike on offense is "iron sharpens iron."
Former Georgia Receivers Produce in Allen Robinson's Absence - SI.com - If the groin injury suffered by David Montgomery hadn't occurred at Wednesday's Chicago Bears practice, all the talk would have been about two former Georgia Bulldog receivers.
David Montgomery's Groin Injury Clouds Bears Backfield Situation - SI.com - David Montgomery lined up to take a handoff from Mitchell Trubisky during individual work early in Wednesday's Bears practice, made a cut after the snap and slipped to the ground.
Chicago Bears RB David Montgomery leaves training camp practice with groin injury - ChicagoBears.com - Bears running back David Montgomery exited Wednesday’s practice after sustaining a groin injury. The second-year pro will be further evaluated.
Chicago Bears WRs Javon Wims, Riley Ridley ready for bigger roles in 2020 season - ChicagoBears.com - Former college teammates Javon Wims and Riley Ridley have impressed in training camp and look primed for larger roles in 2020.
Chicago Bears OL Cody Whitehair embracing expanded leadership role - ChicagoBears.com - First-year Bears offensive line coach Juan Castillo is giving more leadership responsibilities to center Cody Whitehair—and the veteran lineman is enjoying the expanded role.
Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen ready for bounce back year in 2020 - ChicagoBears.com - After a disappointing 2019, Bears running back Tarik Cohen is focused on regaining his 2018 form, saying:
Chalk Talk: How is this Chicago Bears training camp different? - ChicagoBears.com - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses what’s different with this year’s Bears training camp, the status of injured stars Allen Robinson and Akiem Hicks, and Khalil Mack’s scouting report on his younger brother, Ledarius.
Bears Could Be Forced To Contingency Plans At Running Back - 670 The Score - Bears running back David Montgomery suffered a groin injury early in practice Wednesday, leaving the team with little depth at the position. The Bears could be forced to find a contingency option on the open market.
Chicago Bears: Training camp practice observations - Chicago Tribune - Nick Foles flashed during one drive early in Chicago Bears practice Wednesday while running a two-minute drill. He led an efficient scoring drive with just one incompletion.
Bears camp: Riley Ridley, Javon Wims are stepping up - Chicago Sun-Times - With Allen Robinson sitting out practice with an ankle injury, Ridley and Wims were notable beneficiaries of Foles’ accuracy. Behind Anthony Miller, the former Georgia wide receivers are two key candidates provide a boost to the. Bears’ offense.
Bears face uncertainty at RB after David Montgomery suffers groin injury - Chicago Sun-Times - Losing Montgomery for any period of time would be a problem for the Bears, who expect him to be a central figure in their offense this season.
Bears camp: Matt Nagy shouldn’t double down on QBs with David Montgomery hurt - Chicago Sun-Times - With a stout defense and no long-term answer at the most important position in sports, the Bears are the last NFL team that should try to throw 40 times a game.
Bears notebook: Germain Ifedi at home at right guard - Chicago Sun-Times - “It’s fun,” he said. “When I’m able to just come off the ball on a three-technique or a shade or whatever the guy [is] lined up in, it’s always fun. You kind of miss that at tackle a little bit.”
Top 3 NFL wide receivers by route: Michael Thomas reigns, Allen Robinson shines - NFL.com - Nick Shook dives into Next Gen Stats Analytics to identify the NFL’s best runners of eight different routes in 2019. One receiver dominates the rankings. Ken’s Note: See what I did with that headline? I crack myself up sometimes, I really do.
Report: 15-minute home COVID-19 test arrives - ProFootballTalk - Via Michelle Fay Cortez of Bloomberg News, Abbott has received emergency FDA authorization for a $5 dollar home COVID-19 test that will produce results within 15 minutes. Abbott vows to produce 50 million of these tests per month, by October.
Washington issues statement encouraging employees who have been sexually harassed to report it - ProFootballTalk - If the Washington Football Team wants to truly encourage full and complete cooperation from current and former employees, the Washington Football Team immediately should surrender the investigation to the NFL
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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON
More updates to our commenting experience - Windy City Gridiron - We’re excited to announce a new round of updates to our commenting experience, including the return of some features you’ve requested. We also have updates to the reading experience in the works,...
WhiskeyRanger: Rushing Roulette - With David Montgomery Potentially Out, What are The Bears’ Options at Running Back? - Windy City Gridiron - With David Montgomery potentially out with injury, what are the Bears options at Running Back?
Infante: Chicago Bears training camp recap for Aug. 26 - Windy City Gridiron - A key playmaker suffered an injury, and a certain quarterback began to pull away in the starting competition. More news from Wednesday’s practice...
Wiltfong: David Montgomery left practice with a groin strain - Windy City Gridiron - Bad news out of Halas Hall today for the Bears...
Leming's Positional Breakdown: Rankings the 2020 NFC North’s Defenses - Windy City Gridiron - For the third year running, we take a deeper dive and break down each position within the NFC North. First up- The defensive side of the ball!
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