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The Bear’s Den, August 31, 2021

It’s cut-down day!

Chicago Bears v Tennessee Titans
Cody Whitehair
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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Matt Nagy’s response about Tarik Cohen’s surgery was utterly confusing - Bears Wire - When Bears HC Matt Nagy was asked about whether RB Tarik Cohen had a second surgery, Nagy's response was as confusing as it was frustrating.

Chicago Bears will listen to trade offers for QB Nick Foles - Bears Wire - The Bears are open to trading QB Nick Foles - but only to a destination approved by Foles.

Bears confident offense will score despite poor preseason games - RSN - Matt Nagy and some players point to Andy Dalton's leadership, among other reasons, to be optimistic that team can score points.

The Chicago Bears Hire Their First Female Scout, Ashton Washington - Bleacher Nation - It's a sign of progress for the Chicago Bears, who are hiring Ashton Washington as a scout.

The Dolphins Are Reportedly Cutting OL Matt Skura, Who Could Make Sense as a Bears Target - Bears Nation - Matt Skura is the first of what could be many surprise cuts ahead of Tuesday's cut-down deadline.

Three Lessons Learned From the Three Practice Games - Da Bears Blog - Kindle Vildor was the darling of the practice sessions but thoroughly underwhelmed in game action. Desmond Trufant has wanted to prove he still has it but hasn’t been able to prove he can stay healthy. Duke Shelley? Tre Roberson? Thomas Graham? Artie Burns? They’re just bodies.

Acho believes Fields/Lance could be the next Brady/Manning - 670 The Score - ESPN analyst Sam Acho sees rookie quarterbacks Justin Fields and Trey Lance as the “future of the NFL,” comparing their ceilings to those of Peyton Manning and Tom Brady.

Bears WR Marquise Goodwin ‘on 100’ to start season, tutoring Khalil Mack on speed - Chicago Sun-Times - Goodwin is one of four Bears who opted out of the 2020 season because of coronavirus-related concerns.

Justin Fields will run Bears scout team in practice - Chicago Sun-Times - It’s not a question of whether the rookie is ready for the NFL. It’s whether the Bears’ offense is good enough for him. So let Andy Dalton use his experience to get this offense on solid ground and if that happens, it’ll be up to Matt Nagy to make the right call.

Bears QB Andy Dalton playing to keep starting job, extend NFL career - Chicago Sun-Times - There’s a lot on the line for Dalton when the Bears open Sept. 12 against the Rams. At 33, he could earn a chance at a second act as an NFL starter. But it’ll be difficult with Justin Fields looming on the bench.

Chicago Bears: Andy Dalton not looking over shoulder at Justin Fields - Chicago Tribune - Chicago Bears quarterback Andy Dalton is eager to get to Week 1 to see what the full-strength offense can do in a game after limited time together in the preseason.

'He cares about winning': What the Bears' reserves learned about Justin Fields by playing with him – The Athletic - Bears rookie QB Justin Fields spent most of training camp and the preseason playing with reserves, and they were impressed by his demeanor.

Bears preseason: Jesper Horsted led all NFL players in receiving TDs - Bears Wire - Bears TE Jesper Horsted impressed with a three-touchdown performance against the Titans last Saturday.

POLISH SAUSAGE

David Culley: Texans are "day to day" with Deshaun Watson's roster status - ProFootballTalk - Indeed they are, and the days are running short. By tomorrow at 4:00 p.m. ET, the Texans have to trim the roster from 80. They can trade him by then, or they can put him on the final roster before (presumably) stashing him on the revocable version of injured reserve.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Chicago Bears 53-man roster cuts and rumor tracker - Windy City Gridiron - While the NFL’s deadline to get down to the mandated 53-man roster is Tuesday (tomorrow) at 3:00 p.m. Central, several teams have already begun cutting down their rosters, including the Chicago...

Infante & Duerrwaechter's Bears 2021 college prospect preview: ACC - Windy City Gridiron - In the third part of our annual college football prospect preview series, we take a look at some of the top players in the ACC.

Wiltfong: Bears vs Titans - Grading Chicago's starting offensive line - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears played their starting offensive line for the entire first half against the Tennessee Titans, and the results were very pedestrian. While they did let exciting rookie Justin Fields...

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