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The Bear’s Den, December 9, 2023

Injuries at wide receiver depth are piling up, and it’s December. Expect a volumous rushing attack on Sunday.

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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Bears Week 14 Injury Report: Trio of Bears Questionable as of Friday, St. Brown Out - On Tap Sports Net - The Chicago Bears have a trio of players listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions and WR Equanimeous St. Brown has been ruled out.

Injuries impacting Bears’ receiving corps - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears could be shorthanded at the receiver position Sunday when they host the Detroit Lions in an NFC North clash at Soldier Field.

3 Bears listed as questionable to play against Lions - 670 The Score - Bears pass rusher Yannick Ngakouke (knee), receiver Velus Jones Jr. (illness) and receiver Tyler Scott (hamstring) were listed Friday as questionable to play against the Lions on Sunday. Receiver Equanimeous St. Brown (pectoral) was ruled out.

Bears Week 14 injury report: Yannick Ngakoue questionable vs. Lions - Bears Wire USA Today - The Bears have released their final injury report and game designations ahead of Sunday’s matchup against the Lions.

Bears’ DJ Moore on Justin Fields’ uncertain future: ‘We want him here’ - Bears Wire USA Today - DJ Moore made it clear he wants Justin Fields to remain with the Bears, despite an uncertain future.

Tonyan supporting local cause in first year back home - ChicagoBears.com - As a first-year participant in the NFL’s My Cause My Cleats initiative, Bears tight end Robert Tonyan is representing a local organization that he connected with as a high schooler, GiGi’s Playhouse.

Potash: Why Robbie Gould will always be a Bear - Chicago Sun-Times - The best kicker in franchise history, who announced his retirement Wednesday, has a special connection with Chicago that goes beyond his 11-year playing career. He gets it. He gets Bears fans. And he gets what it means to be a Bear.

Wiederer’s Chicago Bears Week 14 storylines: Kevin Warren’s influence, the downfield passing attack and a College Football Playoff firestorm - Chicago Tribune - The Chicago Bears on Sunday get their second look at the Detroit Lions in three weeks. Can they erase the sting of the Nov. 19 loss and win consecutive games for the first time since late in the 2021 season?

Lieser: Bears down to 3 fully healthy wide receivers heading into Lions game - Chicago Sun-Times - Unless something changes, they’ll likely have to promote at least one receiver from the practice squad Saturday.

Hoge’s Bears Things: Early NFL draft notes on Caleb Williams and Drake Maye - CHGO Sports - The Chicago Bears will likely be in prime position to draft either Caleb Williams or Drake Maye. Should they?

Lieser: Turnovers continue to be liability for Bears QB Justin Fields - Chicago Sun-Times - Fields has to do virtually everything better as a passer in the final five games, starting with minimizing turnovers.

Jackson: Bears final five games may lead to firing squad - Chicago Sun-Times - We are standing at the beginning of the Bears’ inevitable, inescapable moment of change. The decisions that will be made all predicated on this five-game assessment capsule will determine what the upcoming five-year future of the franchise will be.

Taylor: Chicago Bears partnered with sneaker museum for My Cause, My Cleats - Chicago Tribune - Chicago Bears players will wear cleats Sunday representing causes near and dear to their heart. And Bears employees will wear customized shoes, too, designed in partnership with Sneakerhead University.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Why Mina Kimes likes the Lions over the Bears - ESPN Video - Mina Kimes expects the Lions offense to be too much for Bears defense.

Detroit Lions injury report: Frank Ragnow ruled OUT vs. Chicago Bears - Pride Of Detroit - Examining the Detroit Lions’ Week 14 injury designations, as they prepare to take on the Chicago Bears.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Chiefs RB Isiah Pacheco (shoulder) ruled out vs. Bills - NFL.com - Kansas City Chiefs running back Isiah Pacheco (shoulder) will not play in Sunday’s Week 14 game against the Buffalo Bills.

NFL news roundup: Latest league updates from Friday, Dec. 8 - NFL.com - Texans TE Schultz out; Seahawks add QB

Saints QB Derek Carr clears concussion protocol, expected to start Sunday vs. Panthers - NFL.com - New Orleans Saints quarterback Derek Carr, who passed concussion protocol late Friday afternoon, is expected to start versus the 1-11 Carolina Panthers.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Chicago Bears Insider feels Ryan Poles will move on from Justin Fields - Windy City Gridiron - Brad Biggs joined the Bears Banter Podcast!

Berckes' Best Bets: Full Sunday Slate - Windy City Gridiron - How to bet the full Sunday slate in Week 14

Silverstein: You don’t judge the Mona Lisa with a tape measure - Windy City Gridiron - Devin Hester and the myth of "low snap counts"

Keys to the game ROUNDTABLE: Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears are facing the NFC North leaders and our crew breaks down what it will take for Chicago to get a win.

Wiltfong's Bears vs Lions Injury Report: Chicago lists 1 receiver out, 2 questionable - Windy City Gridiron - Full injury report for the Bears and Lions.

A nice amount of Bears fans believe the franchise is on the right path - Windy City Gridiron - Fan confidence in the Bears franchise keeps growing... but why?

Salo's Fantasy Football Week 14: How Bears players are expected to perform - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears host the Lions as they look for their first back-to-back wins in the Eberflus era. Fantasy Football websites have overviews of the stars of the show.

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