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The Bear’s Den, September 7, 2020

Practice Squad is set, Edwards is in, and Nagy explains how Trubisky edged out Foles for the starting QB slot

Chicago Bears Training Camp
Mitchell Trubisky #10 and Nick Foles #9 of the Chicago Bears walk across the field during training camp at Halas Hall
Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images

THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

It’s 60’s Week here in the Den, so here’s one they played at the roller rink I skated at when I was a kid...

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

BEARRRSSSS

Matt Nagy’s Explanation: Mitchell Trubisky Has Simply Improved - SI.com - “In the end, Mitch won the job,” Nagy said. “And I think that’s very important for him, for us, for everybody to understand that he worked really hard to get to this point.”

Matt Nagy officially tabs Mitchell Trubisky as Bears’ starting QB - ESPN - Chicago coach Matt Nagy officially named Mitchell Trubisky as the Bears’ starting quarterback on Sunday.

Trubisky Confident After Being Named Bears’ Starting QB - 670 The Score - “I truly believe that it was part of my journey,” Trubisky said. “Something I had to deal with to get better.”

Roster Moves: Chicago Bears sign 16 players to practice squad - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears signed 16 players to their practice squad Sunday, 15 of whom were either released or waived as part of final cuts Saturday, including quarterback Tyler Bray and kicker Cairo Santos.

Bears’ Matt Nagy: ‘Mitch won the job’ - Chicago Sun-Times - The decision to name Mitch Trubisky was simple — and it wasn’t.

Bears signing DL Mario Edwards - Chicago Sun-Times - Edwards will provide depth and versatility on a Bears defensive line that lost Eddie Goldman when he opted out before training camp began.

Will Mitch Trubisky's confidence translate to the field? - Chicago Tribune - Two days after learning he won the Chicago Bears quarterback competition, Mitch Trubisky expressed eagerness and appeared like a confident franchise quarterback with big intentions. The next step: turning self-belief into wins. Can Trubisky clear that hurdle?

Chicago Bears: 4 lessons from previous QB competitions - Chicago Tribune - Now that Mitch Trubisky has been named the starting quarterback, what can the Chicago Bears learn from the past? Here are 4 lessons from previous competitions — Shane Matthews vs. Cade McNown vs. Jim Miller, anyone?

Reacting to the Chicago Bears 'Final' Roster & Mitchell Trubisky Named QB1 (Plus: Join Our Fantasy Football League!) - ChicagoAudible.com - Listen as the guys share their takeaways from the Chicago Bears cuts to reach the 53-man roster.

Matt Nagy: Mitch Trubisky’s success vs. Lions didn’t factor in Bears' QB decision - RSN - Mitch Trubisky’s played like a guy worthy of the No. 2 overall pick over the last two years…when playing the Detroit Lions.

Nick Foles trade wasn't bad because Mitch Trubisky won Bears' QB battle - RSN - Friday evening’s news of Mitch Trubisky opening the 2020 season as the Bears’ starting quarterback doesn’t happen without Ryan Pace trading for Nick Foles. “We knew there were going to be a lot of options at quarterback in this free agency period,” Pace said in March. “So we knew we would have an opportunity to increase competition there with those options.”

Mitchell Trubisky retains starting QB job in competition with Nick Foles, according to Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy - ChicagoBears.com - Mitchell Trubisky has retained the Bears' starting quarterback position he’s held since the fifth game of his rookie season in 2017, winning an open competition with veteran Nick Foles for the job.

Winning Chicago Bears' QB competition only first step for Mitchell Trubisky - ChicagoBears.com - The end of the Bears' quarterback competition provides a new beginning for Mitchell Trubisky, who is determined to translate the improvement he showed in training camp practices into games.

Chicago Bears QB Nick Foles looks for ways to help as backup after Mitchell Trubisky named starter - ChicagoBears.com - With Mitchell Trubisky named starting quarterback, Nick Foles is invested in helping his younger teammate succeed.

Bears RB David Montgomery at practice, but status for season opener unknown - Chicago Sun-Times - The timetable for Montgomery’s groin injury ranges from being back for Week 1 to missing the first two games.

Halas Intrigue Episode 114: The Bears pick Trubisky - Chicago Sun-Times - Patrick Finley and Jason Lieser discuss the Bears’ QB decision.

Do the Bears have buyer’s remorse on high-priced backup QB Nick Foles? - Chicago Sun-Times - There were cheaper options available, but the Bears thought Foles was just the right guy. In the end, he couldn’t beat out Mitch Trubisky for the starting job,

Chicago Bears, NFL Week 1 is here - Chicago Sun-Times - The pressure is on Mitch Trubisky, Khalil Mack, Matt Nagy and company. Sorry, Bears, but going 8-8 again just isn’t going to cut it.

Bears starter Mitch Trubisky: ‘I control my own destiny’ - Chicago Sun-Times - Almost as soon as coach Matt Nagy ended his quarterback conclave with the proverbial white smoke came the question: how long will Trubisky’s leash be? The quarterback race had a photo finish, and Nick Foles has made a career out of being a spark off the bench.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Veteran RB Adrian Peterson signing with Lions two days after Washington release - NFL.com- Two days after being released by the Washington Football Team, veteran running back Adrian Peterson has agreed to join the Detroit Lions on a one-year deal, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero and NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday, per informed sou

Sunday's waiver claims and notable roster news - NFL.com - The Bucs sign Josh Rosen to their practice squad. Shaquem Griffin goes unclaimed off waivers. Plus, other waiver claims and roster news from Sunday.

Kevin White, Dion Jordan, Johnathan Cyprien land on 49ers' practice squad - ProFootballTalk - Receiver Kevin White, the seventh overall pick in the 2015 draft, has joined the 49ers’ practice squad.

Eagles add Josh McCown to practice squad - ProFootballTalk - Josh McCown isn’t done in the NFL just yet.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong: Matt Nagy on his QB1, “Mitch won the job” - Windy City Gridiron - For the first time since news broke about Mitchell Trubisky wining the starting quarterback job of the Chicago Bears, head coach Matt Nagy met the media on Sunday afternoon.

2020 Chicago Bears: Mitch Trubisky Named Starting QB: Reaction Roundtable (Part 1) - Windy City Gridiron - After months of uncertainty and a quick COVID-condensed competition, the Bears have named a week one starter. We have some feelings about this.

Wiltfong: Chicago Bears announce their 16-man practice squad - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears have officially announced the 16 men that will make up their initial 2020 practice squad.

Wiltfong: Chicago Bears 2020 Practice Squad tracker and rules - Windy City Gridiron - We’ll be updating this as news (and rumors) trickle in about the Bears practice squad additions.

Salo: Projecting the Depth Chart ahead of Week 1 - Windy City Gridiron - With the reveal of the 53-man roster, let’s predict the starters and backups for your 2020 Chicago Bears

Duerrwaechter: Chicago Bears Sign DE Mario Edwards - Windy City Gridiron - The former 2nd round pick heads to the windy city in a move to bolster the depth of the Bears’ D-line.

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