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The Bear’s Den, August 18, 2021

Akiem Hicks does his best disappearing act before practice, while the ability to catch passes vanished from the WR corps

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Akiem Hicks
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THE DAILY SPONGIE ONE OF DENMASTER KEN’S FAVORITE CHANNELS SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Details of Chicago Bears LT Jason Peter’s contract - Bears Wire - The Bears signed OT Jason Peters to compete for the starting left tackle job. Here are details of Peters’ contract.

Bears’ Khalil Mack still practices at training camp like a rookie - RSN - Khalil Mack is the best player on Matt Nagy’s defense, but he still never takes a rep off.

Chicago Bears plans for players during final preseason game - Chalk Talk - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses whether Bears starters will play in the preseason finale in Tennessee, the offensive line’s impressive performance against the Dolphins and where Jason Peters fits best with the Bears.

Bears’ Justin Fields third-fastest player in NFL preseason Week 1 - RSN - Matt Nagy hypes up Justin Fields’ speed all the time, but wow this is really fast.

Training Camp Diary: Fields Needs to Stay Dominant - Da Bears Blog - The calls for the young quarterback eventually got too loud to ignore; the coach finally opened the door and let the youngster get his run with the starters. The result was underwhelming.

Akiem Hicks’ absence could leave Bears’ defense in a lurch - Chicago Sun-Times - The former Pro Bowl defensive end left practice Tuesday for an undisclosed reason. He’s the eighth defensive starter to miss practice this training camp, but the Bears are still hopeful of being at full strength when the bell rings.

Bears vets ‘can’t wait’ to see more out from Justin Fields - Chicago Sun-Times - Perhaps the only other Bears player to know the type of celebrity that awaits Fields, Khalil Mack said the attention doesn’t seem to bother the rookie.

Chicago Bears 2021 Training Camp Practice Report, Day 15 - The Chicago Audible - Listen as Nicholas Moreano recaps the Chicago Bears training camp practice on August 17, 2021.

Bears 2021 training camp: Highlights from Tuesday’s practice - Bears Wire - Here are highlights from Tuesday’s Bears training camp practice, including interceptions by Eddie Jackson and Marqui Christian.

Bears waive 2 more players ahead of Tuesday’s roster cuts deadline - Bears Wire - The Bears have trimmed their roster from 90 to 85 players, announcing the final two cuts in the first round of roster cuts.

POLISH SAUSAGE

John Mara: Taunting is a point of emphasis because we're "sick and tired of the talking" - ProFootballTalk - The NFL has reminded players, coaches and officials that taunting is a point of emphasis this season, which has led to some criticism that the NFL is the No Fun League. But Giants owner John Mara is standing by the taunting emphasis.

Saints signing Kevin White - ProFootballTalk - Kevin White is getting another look from an NFL team.

Folks who bought Tim Tebow jerseys are out of luck, despite "jersey assurance" - ProFootballTalk - When the Jaguars signed Tim Tebow, his jersey instantly went on sale — and it immediately became the hottest selling jersey in the NFL. Now that the Jaguars have cut Tebow, those folks who bought the jersey are left holding the bag.

Tony Buzbee says FBI has contacted him regarding Deshaun Watson case - ProFootballTalk - Months ago, attorney Tony Buzbee tried to spark a federal investigation of Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson. It apparently worked.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Vikings trim roster to 85 by waiving CB Amari Henderson - Daily Norseman - That does it for first cuts

Report: Detroit Lions signing QB Jordan Ta’amu - Pride Of Detroit - With Tim Boyle ailing, the Lions add a fourth quarterback.

Packers sign QB Jake Dolegala, release Zack Johnson, place 2 on injured reserve - Acme Packing Company - Green Bay will need to free up one more roster spot to add Dolegala after Tuesday afternoon’s roster cut deadline.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong: Bears let 3 players go to get down to the 85-man roster limit - Windy City Gridiron - On Tuesday the Chicago Bears announced that they have released wide out Justin Hardy, and waived/injured defensive back Michael Joseph and linebacker Ledarius Mack, which got the team down to the...

Robert Quinn’s latest setback brings more concerns for Bears - 670 The Score - Bears veteran pass rusher Robert Quinn is now dealing with an ankle injury, 10 days after returning from back soreness, and his latest setback is concerning for the defense and the team.

Zeglinski: Chicago Bears training camp: As Chicago awaits his arrival, Jason Peters remains in a COVID-19 holding period - Windy City Gridiron - Already in desperate straits for offensive line help, the Bears acquired Peters. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, they’ll have to wait for his assistance a little longer.

Zeglinski: Chicago Bears training camp - Akiem Hicks’ status unclear - Windy City Gridiron - The big man left practice early on Tuesday and, for now, leaves a sizable hole on Chicago’s defensive front.

Zeglinski: Chicago Bears training camp - A down day for Justin Fields - Windy City Gridiron - The dog days of camp appear to be settling in for many of the Bears, Fields included.

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