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The Bear’s Den, August 16, 2021

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Chicago Bears rookie quarterback Justin Fields throws a ceremonial first pitch before the Chicago White Sox take on the New York Yankees at Guaranteed Rate Field on August 15, 2021 in Chicago,
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Chicago Bears: Brad Biggs’ 10 thoughts on Justin Fields’ debut - Chicago Tribune - It sure looked natural for rookie quarterback Justin Fields in his preseason debut for the Chicago Bears.

Teams will again have 16-man practice squads, with maximum COVID flexibility - ProFootballTalk - The personnel rules for the 2021 season likely will be identical to 2020.

Bears coach Matt Nagy has the skill players, QB he wants, so now what? - Chicago Sun-Times - He’s had substantial input in turning over the roster the last four seasons. Now that he has what he wants, the Bears can’t stay stuck near the bottom of the NFL in offense.

Three things we learned from Justin Fields’ debut - Chicago Sun-Times - Saturday exemplified what the Bears learned while interviewing defensive coordinators this offseason: Accounting for an athletic quarterback is the biggest challenge in the sport.

Halas Intrigue Episode 170: Justin Fields wows the crowd - Chicago Sun-Times - Will the Bears rethink who their Week 1 quarterback should be?

From Justin Fields to Javon Wims, whose stock is rising or falling after Bears’ first preseason game? – The Athletic - The “rising” conversation obviously starts with Justin Fields, while WRs Riley Ridley and Javon Wims now have competition for a roster spot.

Bears WR Allen Robinson lands at No. 87 on Top 100 Players of 2021 - Bears Wire - Allen Robinson is one of the NFL’s most underrated WRs. He’s also one of the most disrespected players on the Top 100 Players list.


Saints cut Noah Spence, Prince Amukamara - ProFootballTalk - A couple of veterans on defense are among the first roster cuts in New Orleans.

Kyle Shanahan saw "some good and some bad" from Trey Lance - ProFootballTalk - San Francisco rookie quarterback Trey Lance threw for an outstanding 80-yard touchdown on his second preseason pass. But the rest of the game wasn’t quite as spectacular. On Lance’s other 13 passes, he completed just four of them, for 48 yards and no touchdowns.


Infante: Bears WR Allen Robinson ranked No. 87 on NFL Top 100 - Windy City Gridiron - The star wide receiver has moved up six spots from his ranking on last year’s list.

Wiltfong: Justin Fields said the speed of Chicago’s defense is helping him adjust to the NFL - Windy City Gridiron - Context is key before jumping to any conclusions after reading a partial quote online.

Wiltfong: Bears vs Dolphins - Takeaways from the snap counts, stats, and more - Windy City Gridiron - We share the complete playing time breakdown, and spotlight a few individual and team statistics from the Chicago Bears in their 20 to 13 preseason win against the Miami Dolphins.

Infante's Notes: Bears beat Dolphins, Justin Fields lives up to hype - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears came out on top in their first matchup of the 2021 preseason.


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