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The Bear’s Den, August 28, 2020

Bears players hold out of practice in protest of Jacob Blake’s shooting in nearby Kenosha, Wisconsin.

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Once more into the Puppets and Stuffed Toys breech, my friends...



Ranking all 32 backup quarterbacks going into the 2020 NFL season - PFF - New Orleans’ Jameis Winston and Chicago’s Mitchell Trubisky headline PFF’s backup quarterback rankings.

Former Bears’ first-round pick Kevin White signs with San Francisco 49ers - NBC Sports Chicago - Old friend alert!

Ryan Nall’s Importance to Bears Offense Can’t Be Overstated - - After a few years when he was a fan favorite who didn’t play much, the 6-foot-2, 239-pound back from Oregon State could be thrust into the season opener as a starter due to the injury suffered by David Montgomery.

Chicago Bears players explain decision to cancel Thursday’s practice in wake of Jacob Blake shooting - - In the wake of Jacob Blake’s shooting, Bears players released a statement explaining that the decision to cancel Thursday’s practice was made to give them a chance to voice where they stand on race issues and police brutality.

Bears Don’t Practice, Joining Protests Over Blake Shooting - 670 The Score - Bears players held a protest at Halas Hall, joining teams and leagues around the country in raising awareness for social justice in the wake of the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin on Sunday.

Bears RB David Montgomery in question for opener with 2- to 4-week injury: report - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears’ primary running back had an ugly fall in practice Wednesday, but the injury is relatively minor.

Column: Will Chicago Bears still welcome Brian Urlacher? - Chicago Tribune - What are we to make of Brian Urlacher's recent social media activity?

Chicago Bears postpone practice in light of sports protests - Chicago Tribune - Chicago Bears players decided to “pause” football activities Thursday to speak about racism and police brutality in the wake of the Kenosha police shooting of Jacob Blake.

How big of a setback is David Montgomery's injury? - Chicago Tribune - Whether it was Sunday’s coronavirus testing confusion or Wednesday’s injury scare with David Montgomery or Thursday morning’s decision to at least postpone practice, the Chicago Bears seem stuck in a never-ending obstacle course.

Brian Urlacher's Instagram post misses the point of NBA playoff boycotts - NBC Sports Chicago - The Hall of Fame Bears linebacker came under fire for an Instagram story he posted Thursday morning.

Bears don't practice as scheduled as NFL joins NBA, MLB protests Thursday - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears did not practice at 9:20 a.m. Thursday morning, as previously scheduled, as teams around the NFL postponed or canceled practices in the wake of the Kenosha police shooting of Jacob Blake.

Bears players release statement on meeting in wake of Jacob Blake shooting - NBC Sports Chicago - The statement was tweeted out Thursday afternoon.

Bears' Eddie Jackson, Tarik Cohen, David Montgomery speak out on team protest - NBC Sports Chicago - Cohen, Eddie Jackson, and others have been tweeting messages of solidarity all morning.

Chicago Bears release statement on police shooting Jacob Blake - NBC Sports Chicago - In addition, Charles Leno Jr. shared his individual thoughts.

Brian Urlacher on Instagram: Brett Favre braver than NBA players - Chicago Sun-Times - At least one Bears players noticed — and he promised more would soon.

Former Bears first-round pick Kevin White signs with 49ers - Chicago Sun-Times - The seventh overall pick of the 2015 draft is getting another chance at success after a disappointing four-year career with the Bears that was marred by three season-ending injuries.

Bears leave practice, joining sports’ protest of Jacob Blake shooting - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears joined in the sports world’s protest of Jacob Blake’s shooting, saying they would not practice as planned.

49ers sign former first-round pick WR Kevin White - - Kevin White is getting another chance.

Multiple NFL teams cancel practice Thursday in wake of Jacob Blake shooting - - Multiple NFL teams canceled their practices Thursday in the wake of the Jacob Blake shooting by Kenosha (Wisconsin) police.


Nebraska players sue the Big Ten - ProFootballTalk - In a lawsuit filed today in Lancaster County, Nebraska (i.e., home-field advantage), eight players sued the Big Ten over the decision to cancel the fall 2020 season.

Bills ban in-house reporter Chris Brown for violating team media policy - Awful Announcing - According to The Athletic, the Buffalo Bills have banned team radio host and web reporter Chris Brown for violating the team’s media policy.


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Schmitz: Yahoo’s Madden simulation predicts Bears Super Bowl win - Windy City Gridiron - In Yahoo’s 2020 Madden simulation, Nick Foles and the Chicago Bears delivered shocking results!

Wiltfong: Bears players release statement vowing to make a difference - Windy City Gridiron - On Thursday, one day after teams in the the NBA, the WNBA, Major League Baseball, and Major League Soccer postponed a number of games in protest over Jacob Blake being shot by a Kenosha police...

Infante: Bears defense given top 10 odds to allow fewest points in 2020 - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears’ defense is being given favorable odds to allowed the fewest points in the league, but are the odds favorable enough?

Berckes' Bears Over Beers: Fantasy Football Preview - Windy City Gridiron
- Jeff is joined by Erik Smith of the QB List to talk about the new fantasy guide out this week

Wiltfong: Bears’ Montgomery expected to miss 2-4 weeks with his groin injury - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears may have received some relatively good news today if the report from the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport is true. In a Tweet sent at 10 a.m. Thursday morning, he reported that "Bears...

Leming's Positional breakdown: Ranking the 2020 NFC North’s Offenses - Windy City Gridiron - In the final part of our two part series, we dive into the NFC North’s offensive side of the ball to breakdown each unit.


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