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The Bear’s Den, September 17, 2020

Allen Robinson wants to be in Chicago, and I suspect he wants to beat the New York Giants like a drum this Sunday

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Allen Robinson II #12 of the Chicago Bears in action during the game against the New York Giants at Soldier Field on November 24, 2019 in Chicago Illinois. The Bears defeated the Giants 19-14.
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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

Allen Robinson like Sweet Home Chicago...

BEARRRSSSS

Chicago Bears WR Allen Robinson II addresses contract situation - ChicagoBears.com - Receiver Allen Robinson II caused a stir Tuesday after he removed all Bears references from his social media accounts.

Allen Robinson Expects to Be with Bears Rest of Season - SI.com - A-Rob Gate has ended, for now.

Bears injury report: Khalil Mack, Robert Quinn limited on Wednesday - Bears Wire - The Bears got some encouraging news out of Wednesday's practice where Khalil Mack and Robert Quinn were limited ahead of Week 2.

Bears' Allen Robinson explains what prompted social media purge on Tuesday - RSN - In an exciting twist of fate, Bears' star Allen Robinson spoke publicly less than 24 hours after his social media purge dominated the sports news cycle for most of Tuesday.

Bears' Mitch Trubisky joins teammates asking for Allen Robinson extension - RSN - First came Cordarrelle Patterson. Then Tarik Cohen, Darnell Mooney, and Anthony Miller followed. Over the past week or so, close to half a dozen Bears players have come out and publicly lobbied for the Bears to sign star wide receiver Allen Robinson to a contract extension. It's been a whole thing.

Bears film review: Mitch Trubisky to Javon Wims, Darnell Mooney's first catch - RSN - JJ Stankevitz and Adam Hoge break down two important plays from the Bears' Week 1 win over the Detroit Lions.

Chicago Bears Q&A with Brad Biggs - Chicago Tribune - The Chicago Bears' 27-23 comeback win over the Detroit Lions in the 2020 season opener filled up Brad Biggs' weekly Bears mailbag.

Cairo Santos: Kicker added to Chicago Bears 53-man roster - Chicago Tribune - The Chicago Bears are not the only team juggling roster spots to employ two kickers as a precaution during the COVID-19 pandemic. And to keep one of their specialists around, the team signed Cairo Santos to the 53-man roster.

What does Allen Robinson’s trade inquiry mean for the Chicago Bears? - Chicago Tribune
- Dan Wiederer and Brad Biggs give context to Chicago Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson’s surprise inquiry about a possible trade as contract talks appear to stall in the latest Bear Download podcast.

Allen Robinson: Trade talk for Chicago Bears receiver - Chicago Tribune - Allen Robinson said the social media scrub that had Chicago Bears fans in a tizzy Tuesday was a product of emotion as the wide receiver enters Week 2 of the season without a contract extension.

Chicago Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky comfortable under center in head coach Matt Nagy’s offense - ChicagoBears.com - Coach Matt Nagy’s decision to put quarterback Mitchell Trubisky under center more often seems to have paid off.

Roster Moves: Chicago Bears sign K Cairo Santos to active roster, waive TE Eric Saubert - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears on Wednesday signed kicker Cairo Santos from the practice squad to the active roster and waived tight end Eric Saubert.

6 things you didn’t know about Chicago Bears guard Germain Ifedi - ChicagoBears.com - Here are six things you didn’t know about Bears guard Germain Ifedi.

6 things you didn’t know about Chicago Bears guard Germain Ifedi - ChicagoBears.com
- Here are six things you didn’t know about Bears guard Germain Ifedi.

Robinson: ‘Heart Has Never Wavered’ About Playing For Bears - 670 The Score - Bears coach Matt Nagy had a conversation with top receiver Allen Robinson on Wednesday morning as they cleared the air on Robinson’s concerns with his contract situation in Chicago.

Bears’ Allen Robinson addresses contract negotiations - Chicago Sun-Times - Seeking a contract extension, Robinson deleted references to the Bears in his Instagram and Twitter accounts — and had his representatives inquire about a trade if a new deal cannot get done.

Charles Tillman joins Pro Football Hall of Fame ballot - Chicago Sun-Times - The former Bears cornerback was one of 130 players formally nominated for the 2021 modern-era class.

Bears GM Ryan Pace’s mistakes catch up to him amid Allen Robinson stalemate - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears will have a legitimate problem fitting a splashy new contract extension for Robinson into their tight financial situation. But whose fault is that?

Charles Tillman joins Pro Football Hall of Fame ballot - Chicago Sun-Times - The former Bears cornerback was one of 130 players formally nominated for the 2021 modern-era class.

Moving Mitch Trubisky under center part of Bears’ new identity - Chicago Sun-Times - Mitch Trubisky has always been a shotgun quarterback. He might not be any more.

Allen Robinson insists contract issue won’t be a distraction - Chicago Sun-Times - Bears coach Matt Nagy confident he and his star receiver are on the same page after talking it over. “I think that our players all realize the history that we have here in regards to taking care of guys.”

Peyton Manning leads 2021 HOF first-year nominees that includes Charles Tillman - NFL.com - All-time great former Colts and Broncos QB Peyton Manning is atop the 2021 Pro Football Hall of Fame nominees list, with other first-year eligibles Charles Woodson and Calvin Johnson among the headliners.

POLISH SAUSAGE

NFL Power Rankings Week 2: Bills & Bears Among Risers - 670 The Score - After a wild Week 1 of the 2020 NFL season, Tim Kelly of RADIO.COM Sports unveils the latest NFL Power Rankings. Read more on RADIO.COM Sports.

NFL officials cut way down on holding flags in Week One - ProFootballTalk - Last year, the NFL told officials to make offensive holding calls a point of emphasis, resulting in an increase in flags. This year, things have changed.

Carson Wentz on Aaron Donald: He’s a monster, he’s a game wrecker - ProFootballTalk - Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz took a career-high eight sacks on Sunday, and it won’t get any easier this week with the Eagles taking on Aaron Donald and the Rams.

Yuengling, America’s oldest brewer, will soon sell beer nationwide - NYPost - Hey, West Coast beer lovers, it’s pronounced YING-ling. Ken’s Note: Thank God above!

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Detroit Lions CB Darryl Roberts earns PFF ‘standout performance’ of Week 1 - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions may have a solid backup in Roberts... if he can stay healthy.

‘Valentine’s Views’: Evan Engram should not be a blocker, and other thoughts - Big Blue View - It’s time for some "things I think"

Tiki Barber: Saquon Barkley isn’t an every-down back - Big Blue View - Is the former Giant taking a shot at Barkley, or does he have a good point?

Giants are 5.5-point underdogs to Chicago Bears - Big Blue View - New York will be on the road trying to avoid 0-2 start

Giants coach Joe Judge leaves no doubt he believes in Daniel Jones - Big Blue View - "That dude stood in there like a man and delivered that ball down the field"

Giants’ injury report: Hamstring is a dirty word - Big Blue View - Golden Tate remains limited

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Householder's Stock up, stock down: Chicago Bears-Detroit Lions - Windy City Gridiron - One week in, who looked good and who didn’t?

Wiltfong: Bears sign Cairo Santos to the active roster, waive Eric Saubert - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears announced that they have signed kicker Cairo Santos to the active roster from the practice squad, and in a corresponding roster move they have released back-up tight end Eric...

Infante & Duerrwaechter's Bears 2020 college prospect preview: Big 12 - Windy City Gridiron - In the third part of our annual college football prospect preview series, we take a look at some of the top players in the Big 12.

Leming's Bears Mailbag: Allen Robinson’s contract, Danny Trevathan looking a step slower and Robert Quinn’s status - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears won their first Week 1 matchup in seven seasons and head back home at (1-0). What can we expect to see moving forward? All of that and more in this week’s mailbag.

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