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The Bear’s Den, August 25, 2021

Justin Fields is slated to get his first NFL start this weekend. Ish.

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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Bears' Justin Fields will start at quarterback for preseason finale - RSN - Matt Nagy said the Bears' game against the Titans will resemble the final preseason games of the past.

Calls for Bears' Justin Fields to start are growing louder - RSN - Media analysts and pundits across the country say the Chicago Bears should start Justin Fields over Andy Dalton.

Why Bears’ Andy Dalton is starting Week 1 over Justin Fields - RSN - You don't have to agree with it, but this is why the Bears are sticking with Andy Dalton.

Bears trim roster to 80 players - 670 The Score - The Bears trimmed their roster to 80 players ahead of the deadline Tuesday afternoon to reach that number, waiving three players and placing two more on injured reserve.

Training Camp Diary: Nagy Set Dalton Up to Fail - Da Bears Blog - Matt Nagy almost seemed annoyed when asked about the quarterback situation in the moments after Saturday’s preseason affair against the bills. He only has himself to blame.

Emma: Justin Fields pushing Andy Dalton as Bears' starter - 670 The Score - While veteran Andy Dalton remains the Bears’ starting quarterback, rookie Justin Fields’ strong performance and quick learning have put the pressure on Dalton.

Bears’ RT Germain Ifedi has Pro Bowl aspirations - Chicago Sun-Times - Recovered from a hip injury he suffered during the pre-training camp conditioning test, the former first-round pick is back at right tackle and ready to build on a strong finish last season.

Bears rookie Dazz Newsome still searching for ‘home run’ - Chicago Sun-Times - He was the only Bears player to return a punt in Saturday’s exhibition game.

Bears shouldn’t link Justin Fields’ playing time to Andy Dalton’s performance - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears need to play quarterback Justin Fields the second he’s ready.

Bears QB Justin Fields to start preseason finale Saturday vs. Titans - Chicago Sun-Times - It’s an opportunity for the heralded rookie but not quite an audition. Coach Matt Nagy said Andy Dalton will start the regular-season opener against the Rams on Sept. 12, regardless of Fields’ performance.

Justin Fields: Rookie QB to start Chicago Bears' preseason finale - Chicago Tribune - Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy reiterated his plan to start veteran quarterback Andy Dalton in the regular-season opener against the Los Angeles Rams. But he acknowledged that Dalton’s play will help determine when rookie Justin Fields makes his debut.

WR Allen Robinson on Chicago Bears offense's progress - Chicago Tribune - The Chicago Bears put full pads on for a hot and humid practice that lasted almost two hours Tuesday morning at Halas Hall after coach Matt Nagy announced rookie quarterback Justin Fields will start Saturday’s preseason finale.

Bears camp notes: Justin Fields will start vs. Titans, but Andy Dalton remains starter – The Athletic - Justin Fields will start the Bears' final preseason game in Nashville, while Andy Dalton will start in Week 1 in Los Angeles.

When will Justin Fields take over as Bears’ starting QB? - Matt Nagy said the decision to start Justin Fields will be dictated by Andy Dalton's performance. So when will Fields take over for Bears?

Training Camp Diary: Nagy Set Dalton Up to Fail - Da Bears Blog - Matt Nagy almost seemed annoyed when asked about the quarterback situation in the moments after Saturday’s preseason affair against the bills. He only has himself to blame.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Former Bears QB Mitch Trubisky hilariously recounts NVP experience - Bears Wire - Mitch Trubisky recounted the moment he found out he was named the NVP of the Bears’ playoff loss to the Saints - and it’s hilarious.

Travis Etienne officially out for season - ProFootballTalk - Jaguars running back Travis Etienne will miss his entire rookie season.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Detroit Lions won’t be afraid to play young players like Derrick Barnes, A.J. Parker - Pride Of Detroit - The rookies and other young players could see plenty of playing time in 2021.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Zeglinski: Chicago Bears’ Fields gets starting nod against Titans - Windy City Gridiron - And so Chicago’s quarterback for Week 1 in Los Angeles is set in stone.

Wiltfong: Chicago Bears make some roster moves to get to the 80-man limit - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears have whittled their offseason roster down to the mandated 80-man limit by making the following moves.

Wiltfong: Ten Thoughts on the NFL - Windy City Gridiron - Check out our 10 Thoughts on the NFL this week, and be sure to drop a few thoughts of your own in the comment section.

Wiltfong: Bears vs Bills - 6 things I saw - Windy City Gridiron - I was looking for 6 things last week, so what exactly did I see?

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