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The Bear’s Den, August 13, 2021

Justin Fields wows both local and national pundits with spectacular day against the Dolphins in camp

NFL: AUG 12 Chicago Bears Training Camp Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Reps Watch, Nichols Wrecking Dolphins, Feisty Football, and Other Bears Bullets - Bleacher Nation - Gearing up for Saturday’s preseason game against the Dolphins.

Oh My! Matt Nagy Says Justin Fields Could Play with the Starters (and into the Fourth Quarter!) on Saturday - Bleacher Nation - The Bears are doing what they can to get Justin Fields as many game reps as possible during the preseason opener.

Justin Fields to ‘get a lot of reps’ in Chicago Bears preseason opener vs. Miami Dolphins - ChicagoBears - After revealing Wednesday that starting quarterback Andy Dalton will likely play 8-10 snaps in Saturday’s preseason opener against the Dolphins, coach Matt Nagy said Thursday that rookie backup Justin Fields is expected to play into the second half.

Training Camp Diary: Bears Practice with the Dolphins - Da Bears Blog - Justin Fields: It is a matter of time, and that matter of time should be around four days.

Notebook: Bears’ Fields shines, is ready for preseason debut - 670 The Score - Rookie quarterback Justin Fields will take the lion’s share of the snaps in the Bears’ preseason opener against the Dolphins on Saturday. The plan is for him to take over on Chicago’s second or third series and perhaps play into the fourth quarter.

Bears playing game of ‘musical chairs’ on offensive line - 670 The Score - Just more than two weeks into training camp and with one month remaining before their regular-season opener, the Bears are dealing with a decimated offensive line.

Chicago Bears: Fun Fact Thursday - Chicago Tribune - David Montgomery bowls. Marquise Goodwin did training runs to 7-Eleven last year. And Damien Williams ate burnt hot dogs on NFL Sundays. Five of the most interesting comments from Bears players.

Dolphins-Bears joint practice notes: QB Justin Fields puts on a show, Miami tight ends step up – The Athletic - Fields was electric Thursday, particularly in the red zone, and Mike Gesicki and his fellow tight ends stepped up against the Bears defense.

Bears DT Akiem Hicks seeking contract extension to remain in Chicago - Bears Wire - DT Akiem Hicks is seeking a contract extension and wants to finish his career with the Bears.

Bears QB Justin Fields will get a lot of reps in preseason vs Dolphins - Bears Wire - Get ready, Bears fans, because you're about to see a lot of Justin Fields in Chicago's preseason opener vs. Dolphins.

Tua Tagovailoa, Antonio Gibson among second-year NFL breakout players - Bears Wire - Tua Tagovailoa, Antonio Gibson, Javon Kinlaw, and Kamren Curl are among Doug Farrar's second-year breakout players in the 2021 NFL season.

Who is Jon’Vea Johnson and can he make the Bears’ final roster? - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears wide receiver Jon'Vea Johnson is making quite the splash at the team's training camp and during joint practices with the Dolphins

Here’s how Justin Fields looked during Bears’ practice vs. Dolphins - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears rookie quarterback Justin Fields had an impressive performance in his first practice against the Miami Dolphins on Wednesday.

Justin Fields' Practices are Breaking the Internet - Bleacher Nation - The Chicago Bears might be settling in with Andy Dalton as their QB1, but Justin Fields is coming on strong.

Getting to Know the 2021 Chicago Bears: Cornerbacks - Bleacher Nation - Jaylon Johnson has a bright future. But the rest of the Chicago Bears cornerbacks room leaves lots to be desired.

Akiem Hicks' Agent Has Approached the Bears About an Extension - Bleacher Nation - Akiem Hicks, a Pro Bowl defensive tackle in 2018, is entering the final year of his deal — and is reportedly seeking an extension.

Khalil Mack vs. Adam Shaheen headlines Bears-Dolphins skirmishes - Chicago Sun-Times - The outside linebackers and tight ends were matched up for one-on-one work Thursday, and eventually coaches disbanded the drill early.

Bears DT Akiem Hicks silent as agent reportedly pushes for contract extension - Chicago Sun-Times - Hicks has been the heart of the Bears’ defense since 2016, but he’s in the final year of his contract and there’s been no traction toward a new deal.

Halas Intrigue Episode 169: Justin Fields makes his debut! - Chicago Sun-Times - Bears fans will get their first look at the rookie quarterback in game action on Saturday.

Column: Justin Fields turning heads with Chicago Bears - Chicago Tribune - As Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy has so often hinted, winning football is simply about good players making game-changing plays. And when a series of such plays are made in rapid succession like Justin Fields made Thursday? “You start feeling that energy.”

POLISH SAUSAGE

Deshaun Watson bristles at daily filming of him leaving practice field - ProFootballTalk - Well, now we know why the Texans wanted to keep the media out of practice. On Thursday morning, quarterback Deshaun Watson walked off the field, with cameras rolling. He didn’t like it.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Christian Darrisaw undergoes core-muscle procedure - Daily Norseman - The “hope” is that he’ll be ready for Week 1

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Zeglinski: Chicago Bears training camp - Justin Fields dazzles, again - Windy City Gridiron - The rookie phenom had one of his best days of practice on Thursday. His first preseason action is but a few days away. The suspense is terrible. Surely, no one hopes it will last.

Wiltfong: Akiem Hicks would like to finish his career in Chicago - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears have been approached about a contract extension for defensive lineman Akiem Hicks reports ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Hicks’ agent, Drew Rosenhaus, was at Halas Hall today and he told...

Wiltfong: Justin Fields will ‘get a ton of reps’ on Saturday against the Dolphins - Windy City Gridiron - This is the news that Chicago Bears fans have been waiting for.

Obringer: Should A Rookie QB Start or Sit Immediately? - Windy City Gridiron - Is it really better to sit or start your rookie QB?

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