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The Bear’s Den, September 6, 2021

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Chicago Bears v Los Angeles Rams
Troy Hill #22 of the Los Angeles Rams tackles Darnell Mooney #11 of the Chicago Bears during the fourth quarter at SoFi Stadium on October 26, 2020 in Inglewood, California.
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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

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Andy Dalton: How much patience will Chicago Bears show QB? - Chicago Tribune - If Andy Dalton plays the way the Chicago Bears say he still can, then this isn’t going to be complicated. But what if the offense under Dalton continues to look like it did in the preseason? How much patience will the Bears show?

‘People just want to come on campus’: An inside look at the Bears’ first training camp at Halas Hall – The Athletic - The Chicago Bears held their first camp at Halas Hall, inviting fans in the process, after being at Olivet Nazarene University from 2002-19.

Ranking the Bears’ most important offensive players for 2021 season - Bears Wire - We’re ranking the 10 most important Bears players on offense heading into the 2021 season.

Projecting the Chicago Bears’ starting defense in Week 1 - Bears Wire - Ahead of their Week 1 matchup against the Rams, here’s a look at the Bears’ projected starting defense.

Projecting the Chicago Bears’ starting offense in Week 1 - Bears Wire - Ahead of their Week 1 matchup against the Rams, here’s a look at the Bears’ projected starting offense.

Bears CB Jaylon Johnson garnering comparisons to Rams CB Jalen Ramsey - Bears Wire - Bears S Tashaun Gipson believes CB Jaylon Johnson is poised to make a jump in Year 2 similar to his former teammate, CB Jalen Ramsey.

Chicago Bears’ updated 15-man practice squad - Bears Wire - The Bears added WR Rodney Adams and OL Tyrone Wheatley Jr. to their practice squad over the last couple of days. Here’s an updated look.

1st-and-10: Set the bar high for Andy Dalton - Chicago Sun-Times - Whatever obligation Bears GM Ryan Pace and coach Matt Nagy felt to start Dalton should end once the bell rings. If Justin Fields is ready, any quarterback decision — if it comes to that — should not linger.

Sports bettors have no faith in Matt Nagy, Ryan Pace - Chicago Sun-Times - Vegas isn’t too keen on the Bears’ chances this season with a weak offensive line and the defense in decline.

Bears need to hit the ground running - Chicago Sun-Times - With David Montgomery getting only one carry and the starting offensive line playing only 21 snaps, the run game didn’t show much in the preseason. But coach Matt Nagy is confident it will click when the bell rings.

POLISH SAUSAGE

If Dave Gettleman is on the hot seat, things could get awkward for the Giants - ProFootballTalk - The question of whether Giants G.M. Dave Gettleman sits on the hot seat has become one of the questions that hovers over the 2021 season.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Introducing the brand new 2021 lineup for our WCG Podcast Channel! - Windy City Gridiron - We’re excited to announce our podcast lineup for the 2021 season!

Wiltfong: Still concerned with the Bears cornerback room - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears will get their 2021 regular season started in a little more than one week, so the 53-man roster they have right now is probably going to be the group they take into Los Angeles to...

Infante & Duerrwaechter: Bears 2021 college prospect preview: Big 12 - Windy City Gridiron - In the fourth part of our annual college football prospect preview series, we take a look at some of the top players in the Big 12.

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