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The Bear’s Den, July 29, 2021

Nagging camp injuries? Well, that escalated quickly!

NFL: Chicago Bears Training Camp
Chicago Bears quarterback Nick Foles (left) and quarterback Justin Fields (center) and quarterback Andy Dalton (right) run practice plays during a Chicago Bears training camp session at Halas Hall.
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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Bears without Jackson, Jenkins for first practice of camp - 670 The Score - The Bears opened up training camp at Halas Hall on Wednesday without several key players on the field, including safety Eddie Jackson (hamstring).

Chicago Bears 2021 season preview: Quarterbacks - Chicago Tribune - The Chicago Bears overhauled the quarterback position in the offseason by signing veteran Andy Dalton and drafting Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields.

2021 NFL Quarterback Tiers: 50 coaches and evaluators rank the league’s starters – The Athletic - The eighth annual rankings find two quarterbacks above all others and the oldest player in the game returning to the top echelon.

Bears 2021 training camp: Chicago’s salary cap heading into summer - Bears Wire - The Chicago Bears enter training camp with an unfavorable salary cap situation, which has been the case all throughout the offseason.

Three Bears players held out of Wednesday’s training camp practice - Bears Wire - Eddie Jackson, Germain Ifedi and Teven Jenkins won’t be practicing on Wednesday for the Bears.

Why QB Andy Dalton believes Chicago Bears offense will excel, be ‘versatile’ - ChicagoBears.com - Bears starting quarterback Andy Dalton is confident that the offense will excel in multiple areas this season, saying: “I feel like with this offense and the players that we have, I think we can be pretty versatile.”

Training Camp Diary: Opening the Definition of a Transitional Season - Da Bears Blog - First, barring a disaster of a season, I don’t see Nagy being fired. What’s a disaster? The Bears find themselves completely incompetent on offense, lose far too many games, and when Fields gets on the field he’s lost.

Bears fans should try patience with Justin Fields - Chicago Sun-Times - Why is the Pace-Glennon-Trubisky template still so scary? Because these are the Bears.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Nick Caserio: We're taking it one day at a time with Deshaun Watson - ProFootballTalk - Deshaun Watson is at Texans training camp, but little else about his future with the team became clear during General Manager Nick Caserio’s Wednesday press conference.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

3 takeaways from Day 1 of Detroit Lions camp - Pride Of Detroit - Important notes for a modest opening of Lions training camp.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong: Chicago Bears 2021 Position Battles - No change among the safeties - Windy City Gridiron - We’re up to number 8 in our 11-part training camp preview series, and we’re shining the spotlight on the safety position of the Bears.

Wiltfong & Schmitz: Chicago Bears 2021 training camp primer - Windy City Gridiron - In the latest episode of my T Formation Conversation podcast I was joined by our guy Robert Schmitz to help me take a look towards Chicago Bears training camp with a big picture preview. Also with...

Leming's Bears Mailbag: The Start of Training Camp, Allen Robinson’s Future and When Justin Fields Might Actually Start In The Regular Season - Windy City Gridiron
- The Chicago Bears have officially reported for Training Camp and just like that, the 2021 NFL season is off and running. After an off-season that felt like an eternity, it’s finally time to see if...

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