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The Bears PRESEASON GAMEDAY Den, August 21, 2021

Mitch is back in town and there will be plenty to discuss before, during, and after. Watch for the open thread post later this morning. Bear Down.

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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Game Preview: Chicago Bears - Buffalo Bills (Preseason Week 2) - The Chicago Audible - The Buffalo Bills (and Mitch Trubisky) are headed to Chicago for some preseason action!

Masks Required Indoors at Soldier Field - On Tap Sports Net - Following the City of Chicago’s updated COVID-19 guidelines, masks will be required indoors at Soldier Field for Chicago Bears games.

Roquan Smith between or without agents with contract looming - Sports Illustrated Chicago Bears - After Darius Leonard’s big contract extension, Bears linebacker Roquan Smith would appear to be the next talented inside linebacker up for a long-term extension but some circumstances currently weigh against this happening soon.

Chicago Bears Welcome in the New Mitchell Trubisky - Sports Illustrated Chicago Bears - Chicago defense set to welcome Mitchell Trubisky Saturday with open arms.

Jarrett Payton Talks Bears with Patrick Mannelly - WGN-TV - Former Bears Long Snapper Patrick Mannelly joined Jarrett Payton on GN Sports. Mannelly had a very good view of Justin Fields preseason debut. JP and Patrick also talked about the dynamic in the locker room with a veteran and a rookie QB.

Bears will face Mitchell Trubisky for the first time on Saturday - WGN-TV - Bonds that are built as teammates never really go away, even when lining up across from them.

Perez: Bears have bigger issues than Mitch Trubisky that need answers vs. Bills - Bears Wire - While Trubisky’s return will steal the initial headlines, there are more important issues Bears fans should be paying attention to.

Bears QB Justin Fields squares off against former Georgia teammate - When [Mitchell] Trubisky eventually exits on Saturday, [Justin] Fields’ former teammate Jake Fromm will take his place.

How to watch, listen to Chicago Bears vs. Buffalo Bills 2021 Week 2 preseason game - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears will host the Buffalo Bills Saturday at Soldier Field. Here’s how you can watch and listen to the preseason contest, which kicks off at noon.

Training Camp Diary: OL Gets Some Bodies, Bears Get Ready for Bills, Q Brothers! - DaBearsBlog - Thoughts on Thursday’s Practice (Closed to Public), Looking Ahead to Saturday’s Practice Game, and Q Brothers & Chicago Children’s Choir.

Madden NFL 22 preview and ratings - ESPN - Highest-rated backup quarterbacks: This is a little tricky because if Dalton or Foles wins the job in Chicago, rookie Justin Fields (74) joins this list.

With Mitch Trubisky coming to Chicago, Tarik Cohen says fans who boo him are lame weirdos - ProFootballTalk - “If you boo Mitch tomorrow you a lame and a weirdo,” Cohen wrote on Twitter.

Chicago Bears vs. Buffalo Bills: Andy Dalton gets more snaps - Chicago Tribune - Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy’s plan is to have Andy Dalton play deep into the second quarter Saturday with hopes that much of the first-unit offense can work through three or four possessions to build the momentum they couldn’t generate a week ago.

Bears-Bills: Under-the-radar Bears players to watch - Chicago Sun-Times - Two-and-a-half weeks ago, Alec Ogletree was a free agent hanging out at friend Robert Quinn’s house. Now he’s on the verge of making the team.

Arkush: Infused with a new energy, will Bears defense return to its dominant ways? - Daily Herald - The last time the Bears were really good, 2018, and for the most part every time they’ve been good dating back to the middle of the 20th century has been primarily because of the defense. There is a sense among the natives that something may be brewing on that side of the ball again.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Larry Fitzgerald Isn’t Saying He’s Retired, But Doesn’t Have ‘Urge To Play’ - AZCardinals.com - While recording his new Sirius XM show with Jim Gray called “Let’s Go,” he said on Friday he wasn’t planning on playing right now either, and that he doesn’t have the “urge” to don the uniform.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Dion Dawkins will play, but most Buffalo Bills starters won’t play against Chicago Bears - Buffalo Rumblings - Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott told reporters on Friday morning that most of the team’s starters will not play against the Chicago Bears on Saturday.

Buffalo Bills injury report: Stefon Diggs expected back next week - Buffalo Rumblings - Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs has missed more than a week of practice with a knee injury and concern was starting to mount in the fan base.

WINDY CITY GRIDIRON FANPOSTS

Staley Da Bear: Buffalo Bills @ Chicago Bears Game Preview Preseason Week 2 - WCG FANPOSTS - Trubisky returns to Soldier Field to face off against Justin Fields.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Bears vs Bills: TV schedule, odds, streaming, previews, and more! - Windy City Gridiron - This is everything you need to know about the Bears vs Bills game!

Roundtable: WCG Predicts the Bears preseason week 2 MVP - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears host the Buffalo Bills this Saturday at Noon (CT), and both teams come into the game after winning their preseason opener.

Salo: Who is the best Bears player at each Fantasy Football position? - Windy City Gridiron - While some may approach their draft with a "Best Player Available" mentality, let’s take a look at Best Bear Available!

Wiltfong Jr: Bears vs Bills: 6 things to watch for - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears and Buffalo Bills will be facing off in preseason game number two tomorrow at noon (CT), and there will be several things I’ll be watching for in the game.

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