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The Bear’s Den, August 11, 2021

The first unofficial depth chart is out, and it is... interesting...

NFL: AUG 05 Chicago Bears Training Camp
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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

Ken’s Note: With all the garbage that gets recorded, it is absolutely ridiculous that this video (going into this posting) has 15 since being posted 10 months ago. Chicago’s very own Dave Rudolf. Watch it, subscribe and drop a note on it, m’kay?

BEARRRSSSS

With LB Alec Ogletree and TE Jesse James entering the mix, here’s where six position battles stand for Bears – The Athletic - Veteran players such as Alec Ogletree and Jesse James have changed competitions for roster spots at Bears camp. We take a closer look.

Which Bears defenders will bounce back? Who could break out? Inside the numbers – The Athletic - Using last year’s stats compared to a player’s career average, which Bears on defense are due for improved production in 2021?

Former Bears QB Mitch Trubisky took a shot at organization - Bears Wire - Mitch Trubisky said he’s getting “that love for the game back” with Bills, where he inadvertently took a shot at the Bears in the process.

Chicago Bears announce first unofficial depth chart of 2021 season - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears have released their first unofficial depth chart in advance of Saturday’s preseason opener against the Dolphins at Soldier Field.

6 takeaways from Bears’ first unofficial depth chart - Bears Wire - The Bears have released their first unofficial depth chart ahead of their preseason opener, and there was plenty to unpack.

POLISH SAUSAGE

49ers working out safeties, including Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and Andrew Sendejo - ProFootballTalk - Field Yates of ESPN reports that the team is hosting Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Clayton Geathers, Bradley McDougald and Andrew Sendejo for workouts.

Matt Nagy walks fine line on Bears QB Justin Fields’ preseason snaps - Chicago Sun-Times - It’s unofficial, but the depth chart released Tuesday wasn’t just pulled out of thin air. It gives a glimpse of how coach Matt Nagy views the roster.

Mitch Trubisky: Bears were ‘just continuously believing in me less and less’ - Chicago Sun-Times - As the Bears prepare their next quarterback of the future for his first NFL preseason game, the last one tried to explain what went wrong.

Opportunity knocks, and Bears’ Alec Ogletree answers - Chicago Sun-Times - The former Rams and Giants linebacker was out of the NFL until the Bears called last week when reserve linebackers Josh Woods (quadriceps), Joel Iyiegbuniwe (hamstring) and Christian Jones (COVID-19 list) went down. He responded with six interceptions in his first four practices.

Matt Nagy walks fine line on Bears QB Justin Fields’ preseason snaps - Chicago Sun-Times - “You play somebody and all of a sudden they get hurt and go, ‘You dummy. Why’d you do that?’” Nagy says. “The other [side] is you don’t play them and [people] say they need the reps.” He’s trying to hit a narrow target this week with Fields against the Dolphins.

‘Itching to be in there:’ Chicago Bears safety Eddie Jackson returns to practice after missing 2 weeks with a hamstring issue - Chicago Tribune - Eddie Jackson was taken off the NFI list and was back in the mix at practice Tuesday at Halas Hall: “There’s nothing like being out there on the field and building that team camaraderie.”

Chicago Bears ready for joint practices with Miami Dolphins - Chicago Tribune - Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy said he has been in touch with Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores weekly to work out practice details, such as number of reps, practice scripts and personnel.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Vikings activate Kellen Mond from COVID-19 list - Daily Norseman - He was out for 10 days.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Infante: Bears release first unofficial depth chart of 2021 preseason - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears unveiled their first depth chart prior to their matchup Saturday against the Dolphins.

Zeglinski: Bears training camp: Chicago must give clarity on Teven Jenkins’ injury - Windy City Gridiron - The rookie tackle hasn’t practiced all training camp. Concern is warranted. It’s high time someone with authority speaks up.

Schmitz: Is the Justin Fields hype real? (& other Training Camp insights) - Windy City Gridiron - In this episode of Bear With Me, Robert S. brings on BearReport’s Zack Pearson to talk through what he’s seeing at Chicago Bears training camp!

Wiltfong: Bears safety Eddie Jackson activated off the NFI list - Windy City Gridiron - He’s back!

Wiltfong: Is Roquan Smith the best coverage linebacker in the NFL? - Windy City Gridiron - Yes, yes he is.

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