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The Bear’s Den, September 4, 2021

Jesper Horsted has great hair, Alec Ogletree and the Bears are a perfect match, and this is the last weekend without NFL football!

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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Chicago Bears sign WR Rodney Adams to practice squad - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears on Thursday signed receiver Rodney Adams to their practice squad.

Akiem Hicks Still Strangely Silent - Sports Illustrated Chicago Bears - Without a 2022 contract, Akiem Hicks has made it a point not to speak with media during training camp after establishing himself as one of the most candid players the Bears have.

Tashaun Gipson Sr. offers unique perspective on Eddie Goldman, Danny Trevathan, Alec Ogletree, Roquan Smith, Jaylon Johnson - ChicagoBears.com - Veteran safety Tashaun Gipson Sr. shared some interesting thoughts on Bears teammates, saying one doesn’t get enough credit for being the heart of the defense and predicting that another will develop into a top-five player at his position.

Bears TE Jesper Horsted lands on Touchdown Wire’s All-Preseason Team - MSN.com - Bears TE Jesper Horsted lands on Touchdown Wire’s All-Preseason Team.

PODCAST: Analyzing the Chicago Bears’ Final Roster (And Our Season Predictions) - The Chicago Audible - Listen as the guys break down the Chicago Bears’ final roster and share some 2021 season predictions.

Chalk Talk: Chicago Bears Special Teams Replacements - ChicagoBears.com - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses who might replace one of the Bears’ specialists in the event of an injury, the Bears’ 2012 blowout win in Jacksonville and if any players cut by the Bears this week have joined other teams.

Ryan Pace sees quarterback room as a strength for Chicago Bears - 247 Sports - Entering 2021, quarterback is one position that will define how the 2021 season plays out for the Chicago Bears. General manager Ryan Pace

Bears linebacker Alec Ogletree grateful for opportunity - 670 The Score - Veteran inside linebacker Alec Ogletree is grateful for his opportunity with the Bears, as he’s set to start at inside linebacker to open the season after Danny Trevathan landed on injured reserve.

Chicago Bears RB David Montgomery could be engine of offense - Chicago Tribune - Bowling provides an escape for Chicago Bears running back David Montgomery. It also gives him a way to unleash some of his pent-up aggression. “David’s ball is kind of like his running style. Goes hard down the lane, then just explodes through all 10 pins.”

A truthful Ryan Pace press conference — read all about it here! - Chicago Sun-Times - We say what the Bears general manager would say if he were, you know, forthcoming.

Andy Dalton will start the 2021 season, but who will finish? - Chicago Sun-Times - With the preseason over and Week 1 looming, the Sun-Times’ Mark Potash answers the Bears’ biggest questions:

What exactly should we expect from the Bears in the 2021 season? - Chicago Sun-Times - A look at seven key questions facing the Bears as they approach their 2021 opener at the Rams.

Breaking down the Bears’ biggest questions - Chicago Sun-Times - With the preseason over and Week 1 looming, the Sun-Times’ Patrick Finley answers the Bears’ biggest questions.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott excited to make return from injuries for Week 1 game vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - ESPN - Cowboys QB Dak Prescott says he’s ready and excited for Thursday’s season opener against the Bucs after missing the last 11 games of last season and the entire preseason due to injuries.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

New Detroit Lions WR KhaDarel Hodge takes pay cut over $1 million - Pride Of Detroit - According to a report [tweet] from ESPN’s Field Yates, Hodge has cut his salary by over $1 million to help create some cap space for the Lions.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Bears Over Beers: The Good and Evil Season Preview - Windy City Gridiron - Jeff and EJ preview the 2021 Bears season by making the case for and against the Bears

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