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The Bear’s Den, September 5, 2020

The Chicago Bears players are off this weekend, but the GM & coaches at Halas Hall are cutting the roster down to 53

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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

It’s 50’s Week here in the Den, and what better way to end it than with The Killer himself:

BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS (AFTER THE MITCHELL TRUBISKY NEWS BROKE)

Infante: Bears name Mitchell Trubisky Week 1 starting quarterback - Windy City Gridiron
- The Bears’ Week 1 starting quarterback battle has finally reached its conclusion.

Bears going with Mitchell Trubisky for Week One - ProFootballTalk
- The Bears have made their decision. And the incumbent has fended off the Super Bowl LII MVP.

Mitch Trubisky: Chicago Bears name QB the Week 1 starter - Chicago Tribune
- It's official: Mitch Trubisky will remain the Chicago Bears' starting quarterback to open the 2020 season.

Bears Name Mitchell Trubisky Week 1 Starter - On Tap Sports Net
- Matt Nagy announced that Mitchell Trubisky will be the Bears’ starting quarterback for week one of the NFL season.

Report: Bears To Name Mitchell Trubisky Their Starting QB - 670 The Score
- Mitchell Trubisky has retained his job as the Bears’ starting quarterback. Chicago is set to officially name Trubisky as its starter in the coming days, Adam Schefter of ESPN reported Friday evening.

BEARRRSSSS (BEFORE THE MITCHELL TRUBISKY NEWS BROKE)

Riley Ridley could be becoming an X-Factor for the Bears - NFL Analysis Network - The Chicago Bears could use some offensive players stepping up and wide receiver Riley Ridley may be becoming an X-Factor for them.

Chicago Bears' real quarterback competition starts in Detroit - Daily Herald - Well, guys, the hay is in the barn as far as the Bears’ starting quarterback “competition” goes, and the winner is ...

2020 Chicago Bears Season Preview - Bear Report - We take a look at the season preview for the 2020 Chicago Bears and where they are projected to finish.

Chicago Bears roster cuts: Live Tracker - Bear Report - We are tracking every single roster cut for the Chicago Bears ahead of the 2020 NFL season as the Bears get their roster down to 53.

Projecting the Chicago Bears 53-man roster - Bear Report - The Chicago Bears will make their roster cuts ahead of Saturday's deadline. I take a look at who I think will make the 53-man roster and the practice squad.

With Bears’ questionable WR depth, everything rides on Allen Robinson - Chicago Sun-Times - The week the Bears practiced without Robinson revealed something very problematic: It’s very dicey behind him.

Bears camp: Did Mitch Trubisky and Nick Foles make each other better? - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears hoped that challenging Trubisky with real competition for the first time in his NFL career would spark him to run away with the job. They were wrong. If they hoped Foles would sense an opportunity to start for the next three years and ease past Trubisky during training camp to get there, that didn’t happen, either.

Projecting the Chicago Bears 53-Man Roster (Plus: Predicting the Starting QB, the Bears’ Final Record and More!) - Chicago Audible - Listen as the guys share who they believe will make the team, who will start and QB and much more including their official final record predictions!

Will the Bears finally develop an identity on offense? - Bear Report - Matt Nagy hopes the Chicago Bears offense can find its identity in Year 3 and that might be the biggest key for the team in 2020.

Latest Win-Loss Predictions for Every NFL Team Ahead of 2020 Season - Bleacher Report - The 2020 NFL season may be more unpredictable than ever, in part because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Without OTAs or preseason games, NFL teams had approximately four weeks to conduct live practices before the regular season begins Thursday...

Matt Nagy having difficult time choosing Bears starting QB - Bears Wire - Bears coach Matt Nagy knows he's running out of time to choose a starting quarterback ahead of the season opener in just over a week.

The Bears Hosted Free Agent Offensive Lineman Jamon Brown for a Tryout - Bleacher Nation - At minimum, Brown could help solidify depth along the interior of the line because of his experience at both guard spots.

Bears transaction tracker: Who the team is cutting - Chicago Sun-Times - Tracking whom the Bears are cutting in advance of Saturday’s 3 p.m. deadline to get their active roster down to 53 players:

Why Nick Foles might win Chicago Bears quarterback job - Chicago Tribune - The easiest ways to sum up Nick Foles’ shortened audition for the Chicago Bears’ QB1 role? Not bad. Not great. Decent. Average. Fine. So what gives the Bears coaches confidence in Foles as they consider him for the starting job?

Former Bears WR Taylor Gabriel opts out of 2020 NFL season - G3Q4W 2i43 - Former Bears WR Taylor Gabriel opted out of the season due to COVID_19 concerns despite receiving multiple offers to play.

Tucker’s success fueled by love for his profession - ChicagoBears.com - With a serious and attentive demeanor that has quickly earned the trust of NFL players, Andre Tucker has reached the pinnacle of his profession as he enters his third season as the Bears’ head athletic trainer.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Buccaneers cutting RB Dare Ogunbowale, kicker Matt Gay - NFL.com - The addition of Leonard Fournette to Tampa Bay’s backfield led to collateral damage. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported the Bucs are cutting running back Dare Ogunbowale.

Couple of teams already have inquired about Adrian Peterson - ProFootballTalk - In 2020, Washington has sent Peterson packing the day before the mandatory reduction of the roster to 53.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Infante: Bears legend Devin Hester discusses NFL career, post-retirement life, Hall of Fame - Windy City Gridiron - The four-time Pro Bowler met exclusively with Windy City Gridiron to discuss his new partnership with PointsBet, the highlights of his NFL career, and much more.

Wiltfong: Chicago Bears Cut Tracker - Six released on their way to a 53-man roster - Windy City Gridiron - We’ll keep track of all the Bears roster moves right here...

Wiltfong’s 5 Questions with Football Outsiders: How effective was Buster Skrine’s 2019? - Windy City Gridiron - In our fifth and final question with Football Outsiders, we wanted to know what they thought about the Chicago Bears’ nickel back.

Snyder, Berckes and Householder’s Bears Over Beers: Annual Betting Extravaganza - Windy City Gridiron - Jeff, EJ, and Sam go head-to-head to try and pick the perfect combo of overs, unders, and division winners.

Zeglinski: Chicago Bears 2020 final roster roundtable - The defense - Windy City Gridiron - As the calling card of a franchise, the Bears’ defense is poised for another stellar season. But first, every roster block and key must be slid into their proper places.

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