THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL
Chicago Bears 2021 Training Camp Practice Report, Day 3 - The Chicago Audible - For this episode of The Chicago Audible, Nicholas Moreano shares his thoughts on Day 3 of Bears training camp.
Bears training camp: Sean Desai’s defense dominating without pads - NBC Sports Chicago - Khalil Mack was parked in the backfield. Bilal Nichols and Akiem Hicks were blowing up plays. The linebackers had free lanes to the ballcarriers.
Sense of Urgency Key with Bears Decisions - Sports Illustrated Chicago Bears - To build better connections between players in the secondary requires time working together and Bears safety Tashaun Gipson thinks they can benefit in this regard with quicker decisions on position battles.
Speed, Versatility Can Elevate Bears Receivers - Sports Illustrated Chicago Bears - A fast receiver corps might be deadly to an NFL secondary but a fast group who are interchangeable can cause even more problems.
Teven Jenkins Injury Situation Weighs on Chicago Bears - Sports Illustrated Chicago Bears - Tackle Teven Jenkins is being hurt by the lack of work against top pass rushers because of his back injury, while the quarterbacks are being affected by another absence.
What David Montgomery Has to Prove in 2021 - Sports Illustrated Chicago Bears - Bears running back David Montgomery says he has nothing to prove and no one to prove it to, and if you don’t believe it he’ll prove it to you.
Justin Fields’ jersey is one of the best selling in the NFL - WGN-TV - From the moment he was drafted, the buzz about the Bears’ newest quarterback hasn’t stopped.
Bears EDGE Robert Quinn received some high praise from Matt Nagy - Bears Wire - “He’s rolling right now,” Nagy said before Friday’s practice. “I’ve gotta actually tell him to pull the heck back a little bit.
Bears DT Akiem Hicks missed Thursday’s practice due to foot soreness - Bears Wire - Matt Nagy said Akiem Hicks missed Thursday’s practice due to soreness in his foot, but he’s expected to practice Friday.
Darnell Mooney admits Marquise Goodwin is the fastest guy on the Bears - Bears Wire - When Darnell Mooney was asked about who is the fastest guy on the Bears, he answered without hesitation: “Marquise Goodwin.”
Rosenthal: One Making-the-Leap candidate for each NFC team - NFL.com - Chicago Bears: Darnell Mooney. Wide Receiver. Age 23
New Chicago Bears WRs Marquise Goodwin, Damiere Byrd off and running (very fast) - ChicagoBears.com - “They came in here willing to learn and do everything that we ask them to do,” said coach Matt Nagy. “It has been really cool to see them not just do that selfishly for themselves, but they’ve been great teaching these other receivers that we have and trying to help them out.
Kmet benefits from attending ‘Tight End University’ - ChicagoBears.com - The 2020 second-round draft pick headed to Nashville in June to participate in what was dubbed “Tight End University,” a three-day gathering of nearly 50 top tight ends. The event was organized by recently retired former Bear Greg Olsen, the Chiefs’ Travis Kelce and the 49ers’ George Kittle.
Former Denver Broncos TE Jake Butt announces retirement from football - ESPN - Jake Butt, the tight end who signed a one-year deal with the Chicago Bears after four injury-riddled seasons with the Denver Broncos, announced his retirement from the NFL.
Justin Fields ready for rookie ‘adversity’ - 670 The Score - Bears coach Matt Nagy believes that rookie quarterback Justin Fields is prepared to handle the “adversity” that first-year players encounter in their initial training camp.
Chicago Bears Training Camp Notebook Day 3: Defense continues strong start - 247 Sports - We break down day three of training camp for the Chicago Bears at Halas Hall with our notebook.
Colts QB Carson Wentz Out Indefinitely - Can I Interest You In a Slightly Used Nick Foles? - Bleacher Nation - The Bears have reportedly been shopping Foles throughout the offseason.
Wiederer: Chicago Bears Defense focusing on turnovers - “a ton of them” - Chicago Tribune - New defensive coordinator Sean Desai wouldn’t say for certain Friday that the Bears defense would again become a high-level turnover machine that produces deep into the fall. But Desai stressed that takeaways are one of his biggest priorities and wants his players to have an every-minute focus on trying to create them.
Wiederer: Was last season’s output just the beginning for Chicago Bears RB David Montgomery? - Chicago Tribune - “You can’t be a half-assed leader,” Montgomery said. “You’ve got to be a full-on leader and let the guys around you know you’re here for the greater good of the team at all times.”
Finley: Injured Rookie Teven Jenkins ‘wants to be out here bad’ - Chicago Sun-Times - Jenkins wants to be on the field. The Bears, though, want to make sure their second round pick is ready when it counts.
Bears’ Darnell Mooney: ‘I want to be a known name’ - Chicago Sun-Times - Mooney will write down his goals for his second year — touchdowns, catches and yards — closer to the start of the regular season. But he already knows what he wants.
Finley: Akiem Hicks returns from sore foot - Chicago Sun-Times - Hicks was in attendance for the Bears’ first practice — a walk-through — on Wednesday. He didn’t practice Thursday, though.
Indianapolis Colts QB Carson Wentz out indefinitely with foot injury - ESPN - Colts QB Carson Wentz, who suffered a foot injury during Thursday’s practice, is out indefinitely after undergoing additional tests and meeting with a specialist, sources told ESPN.
Cowboys QB Dak Prescott remains optimistic about shoulder strain: ‘I know I’ll be fine’ - NFL.com - Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott remains undaunted after suffering a shoulder strain in his throwing shoulder on Wednesday, telling reporters on Friday, “I know I’ll be fine.
KNOW THINE ENEMY
Former Lions GM Bob Quinn hired as Browns senior consultant - Pride Of Detroit - Quinn will have a role assisting the Browns GM.
Dalvin Cook graduates from Florida State - Daily Norseman - Congratulations to RB1!
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON
Wiltfong Jr: Justin Fields is verified #6 in all sales on licensed NFL gear - Windy City Gridiron - Justin Fields has been arguably the most popular athlete in Chicago since he was selected with the 11th overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, and according to the latest Top 50 NFL Player Sales List from the NFLPA he’s also one of the most popular players in the entire league.
Rule of 3 Podcast: Talking through the early days of Chicago Bears Training Camp - Windy City Gridiron - The Rule of 3 gang reviews the early Bears’ reports from training camp, discussing how ‘Dalton vs Fields’ and early injury reports may affect the oncoming season.
Wiltfong Jr: Bears defense shines on day 3 of training camp - Windy City Gridiron - We recap some of what went down from the Chicago Bears at Halas Hall from Friday’s (7/30/21) practice.
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