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The Bear’s Den, August 29, 2020

Brian Urlacher raised some eyebrows on social media, it’s Madden weekend, and the Bears worked out a former all-pro linebacker

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Denmaster Ken has been putting puppets and stuffed toys on for you fine folks. I think I’ll switch it to action figures (they’re NOT dolls, mom!!!)



Here’s the Latest From Inside Halas Hall (And on David Montgomery’s Injury) - The Chicago Audible - Listen as Nicholas Moreano was joined by Chicago Sun-Times Patrick Finley who shares his firsthand account of the Bears’ QB Competition, why fans should be excited about the tight ends and more!

Bears looking to bounce back with Trubisky or Foles at QB - Daily Herald - The Chicago Bears need to bounce back after going from winning the NFC North at 12-4 in coach Matt Nagy’s first season to missing the playoffs with an 8-8 record

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Listen: Former Chicago Bear Sam Acho on Brian Urlacher’s Instagram post about NBA protests - WGN Radio 720 - Writer, public speaker, humanitarian and former Chicago Bear player Sam Acho joins Anna.

Brian Urlacher, Rashied Davis to ‘sit down and discuss’ points of view soon - NBC Sports Chicago - The two former teammates will ‘sit down and discuss’ Urlacher’s recent posts. Jack’s note: This. This, this, and more of this. I encourage everybody to seek out a different perspective than yours. Put yourself in somebody else’s shoes. See where they’re coming from. Then figure out where you stand on the issue.

Hoge: Brian Urlacher’s ignorance shows importance of NFL players’ social justice push - NBC Sports Chicago - Brian Urlacher’s social media activity is exactly why NFL players are getting together and discussing important social justice initiatives.

How Allen Robinson’s Ankle Could Impact Decision on QB - Bear Digest - The one thing Bears coach Matt Nagy has always feared about preseason is injuries and not having players available at full strength due to a set back suffered by a player in a meaningless game.

Young Bears Who Meet the Eye Test at Camp - Bear Digest - The Bears are shutting down practices to the media next week, except for the first few minutes when they going through warmups. As a result, the opportunity to render eye-witness judgment on young players has passed.

4 standout storylines from Bears training camp so far - Bears Wire - Our Bears Wire staff shares their thoughts on the storylines that have stood out following two weeks of padded practices.

The NFL Season Begins in Two Weeks - Da Bears Blog - With so little time remaining before they start keeping score, what don’t we know about the 2020 Chicago Bears?

Takeaways from week two of Chicago Bears training camp - - With week two of training camp officially wrapped up at Halas Hall, the picture of what the 2020 Chicago Bears look like is starting to get clearer.

7 NFL Teams Getting Hit the Hardest by Training Camp Injuries - Bleacher Report - Now that all 32 NFL teams have belatedly entered “full swing” training-camp mode, all 32 are finally and unfortunately encountering significant injuries.

Finley: Bears camp: Analyzing 3 position battles - Chicago Sun-Times - Three position battles — not counting the quarterback — we’ll be watching when the Bears scrimmage at Solider Field on Saturday.

Former Bear Brandon Marshall says security confronted him while moving into his new house - Chicago Sun-Times - The retired wide receiver had just bought a home in Broward County, Florida.

Leiser: Bears face big questions heading into final week of preseason - Chicago Sun-Times - What’s going on at quarterback? What’s the biggest concern, and what’s one problem they’ve solved?

Bears continue to distance themselves from Brian Urlacher’s posts - Chicago Sun-Times - In the Instagram posts, he demeaned protesting NBA players’ protesting Jacob Blake’s shooting and liked an image calling for the release of Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old Antioch resident accused of killing two in Kenosha on Tuesday night.


Gayle Benson tests positive for coronavirus: Saints, Pelicans owner ‘doing well in her recovery’ - - New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Gayle Benson is recovering after testing positive for the coronavirus, an official for the teams said Friday. Jack’s note: Sending my best wishes to Mrs. Benson, her family, and the entire Saints and Pelicans organizations. I just finished my quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19. I encourage everybody to practice social distancing, wear your mask, and please make an effort not to be “that guy”

Cardinals announce no fans to begin 2020 regular season - - The Arizona Cardinals will take flight in Weeks 2 and 3 without fans, the team announced Friday.

‘Madden 21’ Review Roundup: What the Critics Are Saying - - While the new mode called The Yard is being praised, the lack of overall innovation is a problem for this year’s installment in the iconic football franchise.

Jason McCourty: Cam Newton arrives early, stays late every day - ProFootballTalk - Cam Newton is working hard to earn the starting quarterback job in New England.

Rank: Gardner Minshew is the Jags’ QB of the present — and future - - Gardner Flint Minshew II isn’t supposed to be a starting NFL quarterback.

Patriots waive Will Hastings - ProFootballTalk - The Patriots cut rookie receiver Will Hastings for the second time in a month, the team announced Friday.

J.J. Nelson suffers knee injury - - The San Francisco 49ers need to put whatever remaining pass-catchers they have in bubble wrap until the season starts.

Ravens sign Ty’Son Williams - ProFootballTalk - The Ravens have been short on running backs in recent practices due to injuries, so they added a healthy one to their roster ahead of Saturday’s scrimmage.

Adam Schefter’s fantasy football cheat sheet - Value picks and sleepers to target - ESPN - Before being published here, this list was one he would share only with friends and family. Now it has become an annual tradition exclusively for ESPN+ subscribers — because any friend of fantasy is a friend of Adam’s.

Melvin Ingram hold in, ‘Papa Favre’, trash talk headline ‘Hard Knocks’ - Los Angeles Rams- ESPN - A star player holds in, SoFi Stadium makes its debut and Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre makes a cameo.


Detroit: Detoit Lions to workout quarterback DeShone Kizer - Pride Of Detroit - Kizer would join Chase Daniel and David Blough in the backup quarterback battle.

Green Bay: Packers CB Kabion Ento has a broken bone in his foot, per report - Acme Packing Company - The young cornerback prospect will be on the shelf indefinitely.

Minnesota: Nobody cares


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Madden NFL 21 is finally here! Get your copy right here today! - Windy City Gridiron - The latest installment of EA Sports wildly popular Madden video game, Madden NFL 21, is now available! EA Sports dropped the Deluxe and MVP editions earlier this week — and are already sold out in...

Bears work out three linebackers including Alec Ogletree - Windy City Gridiron - As first reported by the Houston Chronicle’s Aaron Wilson via Twitter, but confirmed on the NFL’s try out/visit list for today, the Chicago Bears worked out three inside linebackers, Alec Ogletree,...

1920 Football Drive: Episode 2 - Windy City Gridiron - It’s a (sort of) Hard Knock life at Halas Hall!


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