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The Bear’s Den, September 1, 2020

THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

It’s 50’s Week here in the Den, and next we’ve got The Big Bopper…

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

BEARRRSSSS

Bears To Name Starting Quarterback Ahead Of Opening Game – 670 The Score – The Bears intend to name their starting quarterback sometime next week, coach Matt Nagy confirmed Monday.

Bears’ Allen Robinson Returns To Practice – 670 The Score – Bears receiver Allen Robinson returned to practice on Monday after missing a week of work nursing an ankle injury. The 27-year-old Robinson returns as the Bears’ top target in 2020.

Much to Bears’ relief, WR Allen Robinson back at practice after week-plus out – Chicago Sun-Times – After going more than a week without their top playmaker, the Bears got a boost Monday with the return of wide receiver Allen Robinson.

Halas Intrigue Episode 112: Talking Trubisky and Foles with a lookahead to the upcoming Chicago Bears season – Chicago Sun-Times – Pat Finley, Mark Potash and Jason Lieser discuss the Chicago Bears’ 2020 season.

Bears camp: Team adds RB depth – Chicago Sun-Times – The Bears signed rookie running back Napoleon Maxwell.

Camp fires burning: Bears have more questions than answers – Chicago Sun-Times – With the quarterback issue unsettled, running back David Montgomery’s injury last week threw the Bears for a loop. Without a good running game, neither Mitch Trubisky nor Nick Foles is likely to thrive.

Bears camp: Analyzing the top issues as the opener looms – Chicago Sun-Times – With the Bears’ Sept. 13 opener looming, Sun-Times’ Bears expert Patrick Finley examines what he’s seen so far in training camp:

NFL reveals more in-game social and racial justice plans, including slogans inscribed in end zones – Chicago Tribune – NFL end zones will be inscribed this season with two slogans: “It Takes All Of Us” on one end line, “End Racism” on the other.

Chicago Bears: Cordarrelle Patterson evolving at running back – Chicago Tribune – No one expects Cordarrelle Patterson to be a workhorse running back for the Chicago Bears in 2020. But with starter David Montgomery out with a groin injury, Patterson might need to take on a bigger load in the first few weeks of the season.

Chicago Bears: Is Leonard Fournette a fit? – Chicago Tribune – It would be somewhat surprising if the Chicago Bears expressed interest in running back Leonard Fournette.

Bears ‘Odds On Favorite’ to Land Leonard Fournette – On Tap Sports Net – The free agent running back market just broke wide open. On Monday, the Jacksonville Jaguars released star running back and former fourth overall pick Leonard Fournette. While the news is certainly a headline grabber, it should not come as a surprise. Fournette and the Jaguars’ front office have been at ends for quite some time, with many expecting the running back to leave after next season.

REPORT: Bears Re-Sign RB Napoleon Maxwell and Place CB Michael Joseph on IR – On Tap Sports Net – The Bears have made a series of roster moves due to injuries.

Conversion Attempt: Cordarrelle Patterson Finding a Fit – SI.com – Patterson recognized an opening to the right outside in the Bears’ blocking scheme and it was like when he returns kicks, except without the kick. He exploded outside, made one cut and bolted down the sideline to score on a 25-yard run.

Chicago Bears veteran Cordarrelle Patterson seems himself as versatile performer capable of producing at multiple positions – ChicagoBears.com – If Cordarrelle Patterson were asked on a multiple-choice test if he considered himself a kick returner, receiver or running back, he no doubt would answer, “all of the above.”

Chicago Bears WR Ted Ginn Jr. acting as both student of playbook, teacher of young receivers – ChicagoBears.comTed Ginn Jr. is now a student and a teacher.

Chalk Talk: How can the Chicago Bears defense revert to 2018 form? – ChicagoBears.com – Wondering about a player, a past game or another issue involving the Bears? Senior writer Larry Mayer answers a variety of questions from fans on ChicagoBears.com.

Chicago Bears sign RB Napoleon Maxwell to Active Roster, place DB Michael Joseph on injured reserve – ChicagoBears.com – The Bears on Monday re-signed rookie running back Napoleon Maxwell and placed first-year cornerback Michael Joseph on injured reserve.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Report: Chiefs finalizing six-year deals with Andy Reid, Brett Veach – ProFootballTalk – The Chiefs are finalizing new six-year contracts with coach Andy Reid and General Manager Brett Veach, Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports.

NFL takes over Washington investigation, but investigator hired by Washington remains – ProFootballTalk – Per the leak/report, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell spoke to Washington owner Daniel Snyder regarding the subject on Monday, and Snyder was “supportive” of the league’s intervention.

Leonard Fournette hits the waiver wire – ProFootballTalk – Any of the other 31 teams in the league can claim Fournette. The waiver order is the same as this year’s draft order, so the Bengals, Washington and Lions are the first teams up.

NFL training camp winners/losers: Philip Rivers-T.Y. Hilton bromance blooming; Le’Veon Bell-Jets divorce looming? – NFL.com – With Week 1 right around the corner, Gregg Rosenthal rounds up the winners and losers from NFL training camp. Is Le’Veon Bell a lock to open this season on the Jets?

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Infante: Rule of Three – Ranking the top 10 NFL pass-rushing trios in 2020 – Windy City Gridiron – The Bears have a dominant three-headed monster rushing the passer this year, but where does that group stand among the rest of the NFL?

Wiltfong: Bears re-sign Napoleon Maxwell, place Michael Joseph on IR – Windy City Gridiron – On Monday morning the Chicago Bears announced that they were placing cornerback Michael Joseph on injured reserve, and in a corresponding move they were re-signing rookie running back Napoleon…

Wiltfong: 5 Questions with Football Outsiders – Trubisky’s awareness and the pass protection – Windy City Gridiron – We kick off our annual Q&A with Football Outsiders with a question about Mitchell Trubisky’s pocket presence and the pass protection from 2019.

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