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A Sunday Bear’s Den, September 6, 2020

That’s right, folks, we have the uber-rare and valuable Sunday Bear’s Den for you to day as the 53-man roster is set, and the scramble for Practice Squads is underway

NFL: NOV 26 Bears at Eagles
In 2017, Cairo “Carlos” Santos went one for two against the Eagles, injured. Yesterday, he was cut yet again by Chicago... but perhaps not for long...

THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

It’s 60’s Pure Pop Week here in the Den, and how better to start than with a portentous baritone?

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

BEARRRSSSS

What Chicago Bears naming Mitch Trubisky starting QB means - Chicago Tribune - Will Matt Nagy again write Mitch Trubisky’s name onto the top line of the depth chart in Sharpie? Or this time is the Chicago Bears coach using a No. 2 pencil with a trusty eraser on the end? Dan Wiederer and Brad Biggs break it down.

Bears Roster Tracker: Cutting Artavis Pierce May Say David Montgomery is Healthy - SI.com - Two of the cuts by the Bears Saturday could say something about the Bears’ injury status for the season opener with the Detroit Lions.

Bears Set Initial 53-Man Roster - 670 The Score - With the NFL’s 2020 regular season set to begin, the Bears cut their roster from the preseason 80-man limit down to 53. Breaking down the initial 53-man roster.

Bears’ Kicking Position Uncertain Entering Regular Season - 670 The Score - Bears kicker Eddy Pineiro could open the regular season on injured reserve, a source said. Chicago on Saturday released veteran kicker Cairo Santos, who’s expected to be signed back to the roster.

Emma: In The End, Bears’ Quarterback Battle Was Flawed - 670 The Score - After a little more than three weeks and only 16 practices, the Bears named Mitchell Trubisky their starting quarterback over veteran Nick Foles to open the season. It ends a process that proved to be deeply flawed from the start.

Bears’ roster deadline cuts reveal their thinking at RB, CB, K - Chicago Sun-Times - Most of what the Bears did on roster cut-down day was predictable, but Gipson went into training camp as the presumptive starting safety.

Analyzing the Bears’ 53-man roster - Chicago Sun-Times - Ranking the Bears’ position groups after they trimmed their roster to 53 players on Saturday.

Bears pick 53-man roster - Chicago Sun-Times - A look at the Bears’ 53-man roster, released Saturday.

Third-year CB Kevin Toliver is Bears’ most notable cut at roster deadline - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears didn’t pull any big surprises on cut-down day, but Toliver was a second-stringer last season and arrived for training camp intent on winning a starting job.

Chicago Bears: Breakdown, analysis of initial 53-man roster - Chicago Tribune - The Bears set their 53-man roster Saturday as they prepare for their season opener against the Lions in Detroit on Sept. 13. Here’s a positional breakdown of how it formed and analysis from our team of writers.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Steelers release Ryan Switzer in move to 53 - ProFootballTalk - The Steelers surprisingly (to those not making the decision) have decided that receiver Ryan Switzer does not deserve one, at least not for now.

Texans announce Deshaun Watson's extension - ProFootballTalk - The Texans announced the signing of quarterback Deshaun Watson to a contract extension Saturday.

Getting down to 53: Saturday's notable release roundup - NFL.com - As NFL teams make the moves to finalize their 53-man rosters, here are notable cuts and news from Saturday.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Who will be your Fantasy Football top picks for 2020? - Windy City Gridiron - Chicago Bears’ fans, let us know what you think about these Fantasy Football based, SB Nation Reacts poll results.

Wiltfong: Chicago Bears announce their 2020 53-man roster - Windy City Gridiron - Here are the 53 men that made the Chicago Bears for the 2020 season! For now anyway.

Infante: Bears waive cornerback Kevin Toliver II, tight end Jesper Horsted - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears have waived two players who saw decent playing time in 2019.

Infante: Bears waive rookie linebacker Ledarius Mack - Windy City Gridiron - The undrafted edge rusher remains a possibility to bring onto the practice squad.

Salo's Saturday Spotlight: Eddie Jackson - Windy City Gridiron - Throughout the 2020 NFL season, Jack R Salo will spotlight a Bears player in a weekly column. This week, we’ll take an in-depth look at 4th-year safety Eddie Jackson.

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