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The Bear’s Den, September 6, 2023

Our first turnaround day this year in the Den, where it’s out with Pre-Season and in with the Packers

Football: Green Bay Packers QB Brett Fav
Green Bay Packers QB Brett Favre #4 in action vs Chicago Bears Trace Armstrong #93.
Photo by Tom G. Lynn//Time Life Pictures/Getty Images


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