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The Bear’s Den, December 2, 2023

Michigan vs Iowa. Who ya got?

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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Kevin Warren Takes the Wheel for Football Operations and Future Decisions - On Tap Sports Net - Diana Russini of The Athletic appeared on “The Herd with Colin Cowherd” and revealed the depth of Warren’s involvement, noting his contemplative approach to crucial decisions. “He’s taking the time to examine every aspect — from the quarterback and coaching positions, aiming to make calculated, unemotional decisions about the future of the Bears,” Russini said.

Bears Weekly Podcast: Bye Week observations - ChicagoBears.com - Hosts Jeff Joniak and Tom Thayer are joined by former quarterback Jim Miller on Bears Weekly.

NFL Insiders Are Already Forecasting Justin Fields’ Future Beyond 2023 - Bleacher Nation - During his appearance on 670 The Score, the Tribune’s Brad Biggs gives us a lay of the land as we prepare to go down the stretch with the Bears. And when it comes to the quarterback position, it is starting to seem as if time is ticking on Justin Fields’ time in Chicago.

Troy Aikman believes Bears know their plan with Justin Fields – NBC Sports Chicago - The Hall of Fame QB says he doesn’t know if Fields can change the Bears’ mind at this point.

Biggs: Would Chicago Bears target Michigan QB J.J. McCarthy in draft? - Chicago Tribune - Could LaGrange Park native J.J. McCarthy be the savior the Chicago Bears are seeking? The NFL is watching the Michigan quarterback closely.

Scrock: Grading Darnell Wright, Tyson Bagent, other rookies – NBC Sports Chicago - Darnell Wright and Tyson Bagent have looked the part through 12 games, while other rookies have failed to make an immediate impact for the 2023 Bears.

Bears PFF grades: Chicago’s best defensive players at the Week 13 bye - Bears Wire USA Today - Here are the top Bears defensive players and what their PFF grades are through the first 12 games.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Browns QB Joe Flacco to start vs. Rams; Dorian Thompson-Robinson (concussion) ruled out - NFL.com - Browns QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson has been ruled out for Week 13 due to a concussion, ushering in Joe Flacco into the starting role for Cleveland against the host Los Angeles Rams.

Zach Ertz clears waivers, making him free to sign with any team - Pro Football Talk NBC - Zach Ertz is now available on the open market.

Tyreek Hill off injury report, set to play vs. Commanders - Pro Football Talk NBC - Dolphins receiver Tyreek Hill’s pursuit of 2,000 receiving yards is set to continue on Sunday.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong: Why is fan confidence in the Chicago Bears rising? - Windy City Gridiron - We share the results to this week’s Reacts poll here.

Berckes' Best Bets: Full Sunday Slate - Windy City Gridiron - How to bet the full Sunday slate of NFL games

Householder's Chicago Bears bye week: look-ahead lines, remaining schedule and more - Windy City Gridiron - Even though they are catching some rest and relaxation this week, there is still plenty going on around the league that will affect the Bears as we head into the final month-plus of the season.

Wiltfong's Chicago Bears Sackwatch 2023: Week 12 vs Minnesota Vikings - Windy City Gridiron - Three sacks to break down, but the Bears won a game!

Gabriels' A Scout’s Take: A Club’s Draft Board vs. an Analyst’s Draft Board - Windy City Gridiron - NFL Draft talk is heating up, so Greg Gabriel has a reminder about draft boards.

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