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The Bear’s Den, December 16, 2023

DJ Moore listed as Questionable but is expected to play. Brisker also questionable.

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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

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Chicago Bears Week 15 injury report: 2 big question marks vs. Cleveland Browns - On Tap Sports Net - The Chicago Bears could be without a pair of key players when they visit the Cleveland Browns in Week 15. Wide receiver DJ Moore and defensive back Jaquan Brisker are both questionable for Sunday’s game.

Chicago Bears Injury Report: Moore, Brisker questionable heading into Browns matchup - WGN-TV - After practice Friday, the Chicago Bears released their injury report heading into their Sunday matchup against the Cleveland Browns, with Jaquan Brisker and DJ Moore being the two most notable names present on the list.

DJ Moore confirms his status for Sunday’s game against the Browns - Yahoo! Sports - DJ Moore told Kay Adams he will play. WR coach Tyke Tolbert said the same.

Bears QB Justin Fields preaches ball security in final stretch - Bears Wire USA Today - Bears QB Justin Fields knows he needs to continue taking better care of the football.

Ex-Bears player simplifies the Justin Fields versus draft a quarterback argument – NBC Sports Chicago - Greg Olsen opts to reset the quarterback clock instead of paying Fields.

Biggs: Most around NFL believe Bears’ decision on Fields is simple - 670 The Score - Most NFL talent evaluators believe the Bears’ looming decision on quarterback Justin Fields’ future with the organization is straightforward — trade him.

Dave Wannstedt: Staying healthy has been key to Bears’ improved defense – NBC Sports Chicago - Dave Wannstedt joins Mark Carman on Football Night in Chicago to discuss how the Bears defense has made such a drastic turn around this season

Parkins: Bears should ‘take shot at greatness’ with Williams - 670 The Score - On his Audacy original podcast 1st & Pod, 670 The Score afternoon host Danny Parkins explained why he wants the Bears to “take a shot at greatness” by drafting USC quarterback Caleb Williams if they land the No. 1 overall pick.

Bears fans reflect on serendipitous meeting - ChicagoBears.com - Attending the Bears-Lions Thanksgiving Day game at Ford Field in 2021, Craig Lydigsen experienced a surreal moment that he’ll remember for the rest of his life.

Finley: Bears QB Justin Fields worlds better in last 17 starts than first 17 - Chicago Sun-Times - Will it be enough? Fields is fighting an uphill battle to be the Bears’ quarterback in 2024. The Bears are on pace to draft No. 1 overall, where USC’s Caleb Williams is considered a likely star.

Lieser: As Eddie Jackson stares down potential end of Bears career, he’s ‘thankful’ to have endured - Chicago Sun-Times - Jackson could’ve been swept out as general manager Ryan Poles looked to clear big contracts off the books, but he’s proven valuable to the Bears at 30.

Lieser: Bears GM Ryan Poles overhauled secondary, but can he keep it together? - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears’ secondary was a wreck when Poles took the job in 2021, and he fixed it quickly. It could be a long-term strength — if they can keep Jaylon Johnson.

Finley: Bears prepping for Myles Garrett, ‘one of the freak of the freaks’ - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears haven’t seen anyone like the Browns’ star defensive end this season.

Wiederer: QB Justin Fields’ well-timed test in Cleveland - Chicago Tribune - Chicago Bears QB Justin Fields has his chance to further validate the improvements he has made. Sunday’s test is no joke — in Cleveland against a nasty Browns defense and the Bears needing to a win to keep their playoff hopes for from disintegrating.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Why bettors should consider Joe Flacco and the Browns on Sunday - ESPN Video - Tyler Fulghum expects the Browns to cover at home vs. the Bears behind Joe Flacco’s passing attack.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Chargers fire head coach Brandon Staley, general manager Tom Telesco following blowout loss to Raiders - NFL.com - The Los Angeles Chargers have fired head coach Brandon Staley in the wake of the team’s 63-21 Thursday night loss to the Las Vegas Raiders.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Bears vs Browns Injury Report: Jaquan Brisker and DJ Moore questionable - Windy City Gridiron - Full injury report for the Bears and Browns here.

Keys to the Game Roundtable for Chicago Bears at Cleveland Browns - Windy City Gridiron - The main things standing between the Bears and three straight wins are Myles Garrett and Joe Flacco

Infante: Pros and cons of Bears keeping Justin Fields - Windy City Gridiron - WCG’s lead draft analyst makes his cases FOR and AGAINST the Bears sticking with Justin Fields at QB.

Zimmerman's Five Questions with Dawgs by Nature: Playoffs are on the line for the Bears! - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears face a strong test this week as they continue their push for the playoffs.

Zimmerman: The Week 15 NFL Viewers Guide for the Chicago Bears to make playoffs - Windy City Gridiron - If you want the Chicago Bears to make the playoffs, here’s what to pay attention to this weekend.

Berckes' Best Bets: Full Weekend Slate (Open thread) - Windy City Gridiron - How to bet all this weekend’s games from the WCG crew, plus it’s your place to talk about all the games in this open thread.

Making Monsters: Kyler Gordon’s got nickelback locked down for the Bears - Windy City Gridiron - Taylor Doll’s latest Making Monsters is all about Chicago’s sophomore nickleback, Kyler Gordon.

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