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The Bear’s Den, August 8, 2021

Hey, guess what? The Chicago Bears will be playing a football game this week! Well, a “sort of” kind of game, but still!

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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Former Bears LT Jimbo Covert’s Pro Football Hall of Fame speech - Bears Wire - Former Bears LT Jimbo Covert was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Watch his full speech.

Bears hope Justin Fields’ sliding ability will keep him healthy - RSN - Justin Fields’ special ability could make him more vulnerable to dangerous hits.

Chicago Bears re-sign OL Gage Cervenka - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears on Sunday bolstered their injury-depleted offensive line, re-signing rookie Gage Cervenka. The 6-3, 325-pound guard from Clemson had been with the Bears in May.

Jimbo Covert speaks from heart at Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony - Chicago Bears - Former Bears star left tackle Jimbo Covert delivered a heartfelt and humorous speech Saturday night during his enshrinement ceremony at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.

Training Camp Diary: Jimmy Graham Makes the Comparison - Da Bears Blog - You can argue the health of the offensive line is important. But really, it’s not. It’s August 6th.

Bears WR Darnell Mooney running route to be ‘great’ - 670 The Score - Bears receiver Darnell Mooney has shown his team a desire to be great, most recently working to enhance himself as a route runner alongside star receiver Allen Robinson.

Bears CB Desmond Trufant motivated to prove he’s still got it - Chicago Sun-Times - The former Pro Bowl player has missed 17 games because of injuries the past two seasons with the Falcons (broken arm) and Lions (hamstring). ‘I know I’ve still got a lot out there,” he said. “I’ve still got a lot of plays to make, things to accomplish.”

4 things we learned at Chicago Bears training camp, including Desmond Trufant’s motivation, Sean Desai’s game-day preference and Dazz Newsome’s recovery - Chicago Tribune - Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy said defensive coordinator Sean Desai might coach from both the sideline and the booth during the three preseason games to get a feel for what he likes best.

Will Alec Ogletree make Chicago Bears roster? - Chicago Tribune - Veteran linebacker Alec Ogletree still might be a bit of a long shot to make the Chicago Bears roster. That could change if he continues his torrid pace of making plays for a defense that didn’t make nearly enough the last two seasons.

Bears camp notes: Khalil Mack still a game-wrecker; QBs Justin Fields, Andy Dalton find the end zone – The Athletic - The first-team defense had its way with the offense in Sunday’s practice, but the quarterbacks still had some impressive situational throws.

Chicago Bears 2021 Training Camp Practice Report, Day 10 - The Chicago Audible - Listen as Nicholas Moreano recaps the Chicago Bears training camp practice on August 8, 2021.

Roster move: Chicago Bears sign OL Gage Cervenka - Bears Wire - Following an influx of injuries to the offensive line, the Bears have signed former Clemson offensive lineman Gage Cervenka.

Allen Robinson building chemistry with new Bears QB Andy Dalton - Bears Wire - Heading into his 4th season with the Bears, Allen Robinson is finding ways to build chemistry with yet another quarterback in Andy Dalton.

Dazz Newsome undeterred despite injury - ChciagoBears.com - An injury that sidelined Bears receiver Dazz Newsome for most of the offseason hasn’t altered his goal to make an impact as a rookie. “It was definitely upsetting,” said the sixth-round draft pick, “but it’s just a minor setback.”

Bears WR Dazz Newsome eager to get started - Chicago Sun-Times - The sixth-round draft pick broke his left collarbone during organized team activities in June and is still ramping up after returning to training camp this week.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Josh Rosen regresses after a solid start to camp - ProFootballTalk - Josh Rosen has become the forgotten man from the quarterback class of 2018. His 2021 training camp is turning forgettable, too.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Vikings Training Camp: OL Review - Daily Norseman - Vikings offensive line shaping up a bit differently than expected

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong: Bears Camp recap for Sunday, August - Fields Wows, Ogletree shines, OL struggles - Windy City Gridiron - Another day at Halas Hall and another fine performance for rookie quarterback Justin Fields. The Tweets in praise of Fields were flowing all morning so I reached out to the Bear Report’s Andrew...

Doug Pederson visits Bears camp to consult with Matt Nagy - ChicagoBears.com - Former Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson visited Bears training camp this weekend, where he has been collaborating on ideas with Chicago coach Matt Nagy.

Wiltfong: Saturday Bears Camp Recap - Injuries piling up - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears held their second of three consecutive padded practices at Halas Hall, and they did so with several players sitting out or limited. Here’s the full list of players that were...

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