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The Bear’s Den, August 8, 2020

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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

Just drove back from Tennessee and was singing this when stupid drivers would do their stupid things while driving their stupid cars. Hope you enjoy.

BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS

Chalk Talk: When will the Chicago Bears begin holding training camp practices? – ChicagoBears.com – Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses when the Bears are allowed to start practicing, if NFL rosters will expand due to COVID-19 this year and if Eddy Pineiro set a Bears rookie record with an 82.1 field-goal percentage last season.

Bears can’t avoid COVID-19 reminders during 2020 camp, and that’s the point – NBC Sports ChicagoDanny Trevathan talked about the “new normal” on Friday morning.

For Bears quarterback Nick Foles, names are new, but playbook is like an old friend – Daily HeraldNick Foles — at long last — is in Halas Hall for training camp, familiarizing himself with names and faces, but coach Matt Nagy’s playbook is one area where he won’t have too much catching up to do.

Bears rookie watch: 5 early thoughts about 2020 draft class, and Ledarius Mack – NBC Sports ChicagoJaylon Johnson will eventually start for the Bears, but there continue to be signals the second-round pick might not get the nod immediately in 2020.

Chamberlain: Fair Shake Is All Bears Coaches Can Promise for Both Quarterbacks – Mitchell Trubisky and Nick Foles are expected to get an open and honest assessment of their play regardless of their past association with the coaches involved in making the decisions.

Chamberlain: Rating Trevis Gipson’s Bid for Third Bears Edge Rusher – SI Bear Digest – The Bears are asking a great deal of rookie Trevis Gipson considering he’s undergoing what basically is a position change.

Chicago Bears Training Camp takeaways: Coaches pressers – 247Sports.com – Our biggest takeaways from Thursday’s media session with Chicago Bears coordinators and coaching assistants.

NFL Fantasy Football 2020: Top 7 Sleepers of This Season – Complex.com – Let us help you be that guy this fantasy football season. From Micheal Gallup to Damien Harris, here are 7 NFL players you should target in your draft.

Bears’ Danny Trevathan knows ‘legacy lives on forever’ – Chicago Sun-Times – Entering his ninth season, the 30-year-old is at the point in his career when he can consider his legacy.

Chicago Bears: Roquan Smith, Danny Trevathan anchor defense – Chicago Tribune – Now healthy again, Roquan Smith and Danny Trevathan are back at the center of a Chicago Bears defense attempting to regain the dominant form of 2018.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Texans place Kenny Stills on non-football illness list – ProFootballTalk – According to Friday’s transactions wire.

Steelers’ Ben Roethlisberger relishes rare chance to be underdog – ESPN – Being overlooked is different to Roethlisberger, but it’s a role he’s looking forward to playing as he returns from season-ending elbow surgery.

Dan Snyder Files $10 Million Lawsuit Over False ‘Sex Trafficking’ Stories – TMZ.comWashington Football Team owner Dan Snyder is trying to smoke out the person behind a rash of Internet posts.

Washington releases RB Derrius Guice following domestic violence arrest – NFL.com – The Washington Football Team released Derrius Guice on Friday after news broke that the running back had been arrested on domestic violence-related charges.

NFL still finalizing opt-out procedures for game officials – ProFootballTalk – The NFL announced on Friday that it will waive the guideline that prevents an official from working a game involving the same team more than twice this season, allowing officials to work games closer to home.

Giants CB Deandre Baker charged with four counts of robbery – NFL.com – Former first-round pick Deandre Baker would face a minimum 10 years in prison if convicted on four charges of robbery with a firearm; Seahawks CB Quinton Dunbar was not charged for same incident due to insufficient evidence.

Ranking every NFL offense from 1 to 32 going into the 2020 season – The Athletic – There are always exceptions, but competing for a Super Bowl without a really efficient offense has become extremely difficult.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Green Bay: Packers hosted WR Malik Turner for a free agent visit, per report – Acme Packing Company – Green Bay may be looking outside for wide receiver help after all.

Detroit: Report: NFL considering altering protocols after Matthew Stafford’s false positive ordeal – Pride Of Detroit – The league is looking to prevent the Stafford situation from happening again.

Minnesota: Nobody cares.

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong Jr.: How different will the NFL game day atmosphere be in 2020? – Windy City Gridiron
With some stadiums already banning any fan access this year and others severely limiting it, the 2020 NFL season is going to look much different from both a fan perspective and the player’s perspective as well

Wiltfong Jr: Chicago Bears 2020 Position Battles: Three straight years with a new starting safety – Windy City Gridiron
Our 11-part position by position breakdown of the Chicago Bears’ roster is moving on to the secondary, so who’ll be lining up next to Eddie Jackson this year?

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