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The Bear’s Den, July 27, 2021

The Chicago Bears gather at Halas Hall as Training Camp nears

NFL: Chicago Bears Minicamp
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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Bears report to training camp with risky plan to make playoffs - Chicago Sun-Times - As the Bears hope to make something of this season while they wait for the Justin Fields era to begin, they need nearly all their gambles to pay off.

Column: Chicago Bears must focus on Justin Fields, not Aaron Rodgers - Chicago Tribune - The Green Bay Packers reportedly are close to an agreement with Aaron Rodgers to have the quarterback in training camp for his 17th season with the franchise, which is bad news for their NFC North rivals. But the only thing that should matter to the Chicago Bears is the development of rookie quarterback Justin Fields.

Chicago Bears: 4 questions before start of training camp - Chicago Tribune - As the Chicago Bears get set to report to Halas Hall for the start of training camp on Tuesday, our team of writers weighs in on four timely topics.

Bears 53-man roster projection: Key battles to watch as training camp begins – The Athletic -With Bears training camp set to begin, we project the Week 1 roster, setting up the key battles to watch and who could be on the bubble.

Bears receive 5th round pick in Anthony Miller trade with Texans - Bears Wire - The Bears and Texans swapped late-round draft picks as Chicago sends WR Anthony Miller to Houston. Here’s what the Bears got in the trade.

Madden 2022 ratings: Allen Robinson in Top 10 wide receivers - RSN - Chicago Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson’s rating is in the top 10 of his position in the Madden 22 video game.

Chicago Bears trade WR Anthony Miller to Houston Texans - Roster Move - The Bears on Monday traded receiver Anthony Miller and a 2022 seventh-round draft pick to the Houston Texans in exchange for a 2022 fifth-round choice.

What would Aaron Rodgers’ return mean for Bears? - Chicago Sun-Times - Rodgers’ return — for one season, at least — brings the balance of power in the NFC North back to where it has been for most of the last 30 seasons: with the Packers.

Bears net a 5th-rounder from Texans for Anthony Miller and a 7th - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears’ return for receiver Anthony Miller was predictably paltry.

POLISH SAUSAGE

2021 NFL season: One storyline to track for all 32 teams - NFL.com - How difficult is the road ahead of Robert Saleh and the Jets? Will Russell Wilson find harmony again in Seattle? Jim Trotter eyes 32 storylines to track in the 2021 NFL season -- one for each team.

Ten criminal complaints are pending against Deshaun Watson - ProFootballTalk - With Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson back in the fold (for now) and the team trying to trade him but wanting way too much given his current circumstances, Watson’s lawyer has shared with ESPN some of the details about Watson’s current circumstances.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Report: Davante Adams now open to contract talks with Packers - ProFootballTalk - Monday brought word that the Packers and quarterback Aaron Rodgers are closing in on an agreement that would ensure Rodgers is with the team for at least the 2021 season.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong: Justin Fields is the highest rated Madden QB for the Bears in a while - Windy City Gridiron - EA Sports plans to reveal their Madden NFL 22 ratings in an all-week event that got started yesterday in a kickoff special when they announced their top rookies. The Chicago Bears had one such...

Infante: Bears trade WR Anthony Miller to Texans - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears and Texans will also be exchanging late-round draft picks in the deal.

Wiltfong's Chicago Bears 2021 Position Battles: No drama among the specialists - Windy City Gridiron - We spotlight the kicker, punter, and long snapping position for the Chicago Bears in our training camp preview series.

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