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The Bear’s Den, August 27, 2021

Will any last-minute heroics make or break a Bear-On-The-Bubble’s career?

Chicago Bears v Tennessee Titans
Ryan Tannehill #17 of the Tennessee Titans throws a pass during a game against the Chicago Bears at Nissan Stadium on November 08, 2020 in Nashville
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THE DAILY SPONGIE JAVON WIMS SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Training Camp Diary Ends: Season Approaches. I Feel Nothing. - Da Bears Blog - We should all be pacing our living rooms, ordering our game-watch merch for the season, diagraming fool-proof end arounds in the condensation of our shower walls. This should be one of the more anticipatory three-week periods in the history of the Chicago Bears organization.

Chicago Bears Film Review: 2021 Preseason Week 2 - 247 Sports - We break down the tape on the Chicago Bears and Buffalo Bills preseason Week 2 game from Soldier Field.

Secondary appears to be a concern for Chicago Bears going into final preseason game - 247 Sports - The depth in the secondary is a concern for the Chicago Bears going into the final preseason game of the year.

Five Chicago Bears with the most to prove in preseason finale - 247 Sports - These players need to make an impact in the Chicago Bears final preseason game against the Tennessee Titans on Saturday night.

The NFL’s Roster Bubble is About to Burst (And the Bears Better Be All Over It!) - Bleacher Nation - Chicago Bears GM Ryan Pace better be ready to pounce on some available opportunities if he truly believes in his roster.

The Titans Are Having a COVID Outbreak Just Days Before Their Game Against the Bears - Bleacher Nation - The Tennessee Titans reportedly have nine players and coaches — including Head Coach Mike Vrabel — in COVID protocol.

Notebook: Bears conclude camp, ready for Rams preparation - 670 The Score - The Chicago Bears concluded their training camp portion of the preseason on Thursday morning at Halas Hall, and they’re ready to begin preparation for the regular season next week.

Tennessee Titans’ COVID-19 outbreak now at 9 people - Chicago Tribune - Tennessee general manager Jon Robinson made a plea Thursday for people to get the “life-saving” COVID-19 vaccination as the Titans’ virus outbreak grew to nine including quarterback Ryan Tannehill.

Chicago Bears: Roster cuts for 53-man roster - Chicago Tribune - The Chicago Bears must trim their roster from 80 players to 53 before 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Bears camp superlatives: Justin Fields leads team's summer standouts – The Athletic - From our impressions of Fields to most impressive players on offense and defense to lingering questions, we have the best and worst of camp.

Chicago Bears waive WR Javon Wims, sign DB Dionte Ruffin - The Bears waived WR Javon Wims on Thursday, a move that's been anticipated for most of the summer.

Bears injuries: Cole Kmet among those returning to practice Wednesday - The Bears got some good news on the injury front as TE Cole Kmet (hamstring) is among those returning to practice on Wednesday.

Bears' Rodney Adams has shot at roster spot despite tough past | RSN - The Bears wide receiver took two years off from football and spent last season on the practice squad.

How Bears, Matt Nagy plan to make most of final preseason game | RSN - For many NFL players, it's the last chance to fight for a spot on the 53-man roster.

Bears Waive Javon Wims, Sign DB in Corresponding Move - On Tap Sports Net - The Chicago Bears waived contentious wide receiver Javon Wims and signed defensive back Dionte Ruffin in a corresponding move.

Chicago Bears Film Review: 2021 Preseason Week 2 - 247 Sports - We break down the tape on the Chicago Bears and Buffalo Bills preseason Week 2 game from Soldier Field.

Secondary appears to be a concern for Chicago Bears going into final preseason game - 247 Sports - The depth in the secondary is a concern for the Chicago Bears going into the final preseason game of the year.

Halas Intrigue Episode 173: Justin Fields starts (in the preseason)! - Chicago Sun-Times - But who will block for him against the Titans?

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Ryan Tannehill heads to COVID reserve list - ProFootballTalk - It’s clear that COVID will continue to be a major reality for the NFL in 2021. The latest example comes in Tennessee, where starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill reportedly has been placed on the COVID reserve list.

Packers send Devin Funchess to injured reserve, make three other transactions - Acme Packing Company - Funchess’ time with the Packers is likely over, as he may be a candidate for an injury settlement soon.

NFL steps up protocols as Titans’ coronavirus cases grow - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears play the Titans on Saturday.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Infante: Bears 53-man roster projections before Week 3 preseason game - Windy City Gridiron - The end of the preseason is approaching, which means the Bears will soon have to trim their roster.

Bears vs Titans: Predict Chicago’s preseason MVP - Windy City Gridiron - Last week none of our WCG staffers correctly predicted that Rodney Adams would be the Chicago Bears preseason week two MVP after his exciting go-up-an-get-it catch and touchdown run against the B...

Schmitz: Examining 6 “Lowlights” from Chicago Bears vs Buffalo Bills - Windy City Gridiron - Bears fans, I’m all for positivity. But after a loss like Saturday’s game, we’ve got to ask an all-important question: Why did things go so wrong?

In this weekly "Lowlights" thread I’ll look to...

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