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The Bear’s Den, November 6, 2021

Jackson DNP, Mack DNP, Mooney limited practice.

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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Bears Injury Report: Khalil Mack, Eddie Jackson remain among those Bears still missing practice - Sports Illustrated Chicago Bears - Wide receiver Darnell Mooney was able to practice Friday on a limited basis only as a result of a groin injury, the only new player to go on the injury report this week, while Khalil Mack and Eddie Jackson continue to miss work.

Bears could be down 2 key defensive players against Steelers - 670 The Score - Bears star pass rusher Khalil Mack (foot) and safety Eddie Jackson (hamstring) were each sidelined from practice again Friday and are trending toward missing the game Monday. The Bears will issue their final injury report Saturday, which could offer more clarity on their respective statuses.

Larry Borom is Ready To Take on Opponent’s Best Edge Rushers - The Chicago Audible Blog - For rookie fifth-round draft pick Larry Borom, he would describe his rookie season “as kind of a roller coaster.”

Bears fans divided about potentially landing Odell Beckham Jr. - USA Today Bears - Bears fans shared their thoughts about the potential of landing Odell Beckham Jr., and it’s actually pretty split between the fanbase.

Defensive Coordinator Sean Desai’s confidence in Chicago Bears defense hasn’t wavered - ChicagoBears.com - A candid and resolute Sean Desai acknowledged Friday that the Bears defense has not performed up to its own standards in recent weeks. But the defensive coordinator is confident that the unit will revert to the form it displayed earlier in the season.

Coach Matt Nagy back with Chicago Bears after clearing COVID-19 protocols - ESPN - Bears coach Matt Nagy has cleared the NFL’s COVID-19 protocols after missing Sunday’s game against the 49ers following a positive test for the coronavirus on Oct. 25.

Kimes: Bears’ O-line won’t hold against Steelers’ pass rush - ESPN Video - Mina Kimes predicts the Bears will struggle as their offensive line won’t be able to contain the Steelers’ pass rush.

Emma’s Tailgater: Justin Fields inspiring belief in Bears - 670 The Score - After outracing the 49ers to the end zone, Bears rookie quarterback Justin Fields was finally chased down by his own teammates. They were just as thrilled as the 60,877 fans at Soldier Field.

Bears already looking at coaching replacements for Matt Nagy (Report) - USA Today Bears - Remember, it’s only early November. But according to an NFL insider, the Bears are lining up potential candidates to succeed Matt Nagy.

The Pick Is In: Bears at Steelers - ChicagoBears.com - Local and national NFL analysts make their pick for Monday night’s Week 9 matchup between the Bears and Steelers in Pittsburgh. Keep track of their weekly record here on ChicagoBears.com.

Leiser: As Bears’ defensive blueprint falters, can DC Sean Desai reinvent it against Steelers? - Chicago Sun-Times - The pass rush isn’t the same without Khalil Mack, leaving Robert Quinn to face a steady serving of double- and triple-teams. And on the back end, a shaky secondary is struggling.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Cleveland Browns finalizing process of releasing Odell Beckham Jr. - ESPN - The Cleveland Browns are working with Odell Beckham Jr.’s representatives to negotiate an agreement on terms under which they would release the wide receiver, the team announced Friday.

Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers says he didn’t lie, details decision to not get vaccinated - ESPN - Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers says he did not lie when he said he was “immunized” against COVID-19 and explains what went into his decision to not get vaccinated.

Lincicome: Aaron Rodgers might own the Bears, but he doesn’t own any common sense - Daily Herald - The first image that comes to mind upon learning that Aaron Rodgers is a calculated liar, a toffee-nosed snake and an infectious vax-scoffer is of the Green Bay lout bellowing at Bears fans.

Green Bay Packers’ QB Rodgers sought alternative COVID-19 treatment - Chicago Tribune - Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said he sought alternative treatments instead of the NFL-endorsed COVID-19 vaccinations because of an allergy he has to ingredients in two of the FDA-approved shots.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Can Steelers WR Chase Claypool bump his sophomore slump? - Behind the Steel Curtain - The big Steelers receiver has taken a hit in production in year two

Why the Chicago Bears shouldn’t be overlooked by the Steelers - Behind the Steel Curtain - BTSC’s Jeff Hartman, Bryan Anthony Davis, and Dave Schofield talk news of the day and everything surrounding the Steelers. All of this while mixing in fun and frivolity like only they do.

Steelers Injury Report: Boswell full, Roethlisberger still limited - Behind the Steel Curtain - The Steelers look to have their kicker return this week, but now questions arise at the quarterback position.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Bears Over Beers: Steelers Preview with Neal Coolong - Windy City Gridiron - Jeff Berckes and EJ Snyder sit down with Neal Coolong to talk Bears-Steelers ahead of Monday’s game

Betting Chicago Bears-Pittsburgh Steelers: odds, spread, total, survivor - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears are a touchdown underdogs on the road again

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