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The Bear’s Den, August 2, 2021

Week two of training camp gets underway today. Will Tevin Johnson join in on the fun?

NFL: Chicago Bears Training Camp
Bears defensive back Deon Bush (26) runs with the ball during a Chicago Bears training camp session at Halas Hall
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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Chicago Bears: Center Sam Mustipher fueled by Lou Malnati’s - Chicago Tribune - Sam Mustipher’s goal was to add more muscle as he entered Chicago Bears training camp as the starting center for the first time, and that also required consuming the right amount of calories — “an offensive lineman’s dream,” he said.

NFL 100: At No. 53, ‘No one has ever run prettier’ than Bears’ Gale Sayers – The Athletic - Injuries cut the multi-faceted runner’s career way too short, but he had a spectacular, highlight-filled stretch while in the spotlight.

Chicago Bears 2021 Training Camp Practice Report, Day 4 - The Chicago Audible - In this episode, Nicholas Moreano gives you his top takeaways from the fourth day of Bears training camp.

Marquise Goodwin’s world-class speed could be key to Bears revamping at WR - Chicago Sun-Times - With Allen Robinson at the top and Darnell Mooney stepping into the No. 2 spot full-time, Goodwin could be an excellent third option. He puts the Bears over the top in their effort to boost the speed of their wide receivers room.

Sam Mustipher’s success is just the beginning - ChicagoBears.com - Fueled by the same mentality he had as an undrafted free agent, Bears starting center Sam Mustipher bulked up during the offseason by spending more time in the weight room and at the dinner table.

Bilal Nichols 2021 goals: ‘All-Pro and winning the Super Bowl’ - ChicagoBears.com - Looking to build on a breakout year, defensive lineman Bilal Nichols is aiming to be named All-Pro and help lead the Bears to a Super Bowl championship this season.

Projecting the Bears’ 53-man roster - Chicago Sun-Times - Nearing the end of the first week of training camp, the Sun-Times’ Patrick Finley predicts who will stay for Week 1 — and who will go:

Chicago Bears 2021 season preview: Tight ends - Chicago Tribune - Cole Kmet and Jimmy Graham return for a second season together to lead the Chicago Bears tight ends room. Here’s a snapshot look at the position group.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Ken’s Note: The following is Robert Quinn’s little sister.

Report: Carson Wentz will rest, will not have immediate surgery - ProFootballTalk - The big question in Indianapolis is when quarterback Carson Wentz will be able to get back on the field after suffering a foot injury and the answer may not be known for a while.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

It's more clear than ever that unvaccinated players are at risk of getting cut - ProFootballTalk - Vikings coach Mike Zimmer, who lost three unvaccinated quarterbacks for a Saturday night scrimmage, praised the one who did the smart thing, and ripped all who refuse to.

Vikings exploring a couple of options at quarterback - Daily Norseman - Neither of whom you’ve probably heard of

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Infante: Bears in bottom half of league in Madden 22 team ratings - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears were given somewhat unfavorable ratings in the upcoming Madden game.

Wiltfong: Day 4 Bears Training Camp Recap - Sean Desai’s defense standing out - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears defense may have had the upper hand the last few days of camp, but the quarterbacks and the offense has been making some strides.

Wiltfong: The Chicago Bears have a lack-of-fans problem at training camp - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears are now holding training camp at their headquarters in Lake Forest, Illinois, but the fan experience has had some hiccups so far.

Wiltfong: Chicago Bears 2021 Position Battles - Corner and nickel are full of questions - Windy City Gridiron
- We wrap up our training camp battles series with a look at the Chicago Bears corners.

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