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Matt Nagy and Frank Reich Are Doing Their Part to End Preseason Football As We Know It - Bleacher Nation - Matt Nagy appears to have started a trend.

Dannehy: If Leonard Can’t, Roquan Can - Da Bears Blog - Much has been written about the Bears needing one Georgia product — Leonard Floyd — to break out and complement Khalil Mack in the pass rush department. But if that doesn’t happen, perhaps Roquan Smith can ease the pain

The NFC North round up, preseason week 2 - Our Turf Football - What’s going on this week in the NFC North? OTFB’s Sonja Greenfield takes a look at some news coming out of the division after week 2 of the preseason.

Bears to continue preservation plan Saturday - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears plan to hold their starters and some key reserves out of Saturday night’s preseason game in Indianapolis—just as they did last Friday night versus the Giants. “I don’t think that’s a secret to anybody,” said coach Matt Nagy.

Pagano expects an emotional return to Indy - ChicagoBears.com - Bears defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano, who served as Colts head coach from 2012-17, knows that his return to Indianapolis for Saturday night’s preseason game will be an emotional one.

Bears ranked No. 7 in NFL.com power ratings - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears are ranked No. 7 in the NFL mid-preseason power ratings posted by writer Dan Hanzus on NFL.com this week.

Bernstein: SI Raises Questions On Bears’ Kicking Search - 670 The Score - The quest to replace Cody Parkey has been over-complicated and torture

Bears need to move past feeling of life-or-death field goals - Chicago Sun-Times - Step one for coach Matt Nagy is getting over the trauma of Double Doink and reestablishing normalcy.

Bears won’t play starters vs. Colts, and vice versa - Chicago Sun-Times - Colts coach Frank Reich told reporters Wednesday morning that he’d decided to bench most of his starters for Saturday’s preseason game against the Bears.

Pro Football Hall of Famer: Bears should give Carli Lloyd a tryout at kicker - Chicago Sun-Times - Hours after U.S. women’s national soccer team star Carli Lloyd made a 55-yard field goal following an NFL practice, one of the NFL’s newest Hall of Famers had a suggestion for her next job.

Campbell: In the Bears’ kicker search, the destination justifies the journey. But with the season approaching, can they find their way? - Chicago Tribune - Coach Matt Nagy defended the methodology for the Bears' kicker search Wednesday even though they aren't convinced Eddy Pineiro deserves the job.

Chuck Pagano felt the love from Indianapolis as he fought and beat leukemia. He expects to get emotional as he returns this weekend with the Bears. - Chicago Tribune - Bears defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano expects to be a little emotional when he returns to Lucas Oil Stadium for the preseason game against the Colts on Saturday.

Vintage Chicago Bears photos, from George Halas’ birthday party to Mike Ditka at home with his dogs - Chicago Tribune - Take a stroll down Chicago Bears Memory Lane with some cool old-timey photos from the Chicago Tribune archives.

Bears Q&A: Is there a problem with the backup quarterbacks? How many touches will Cordarrelle Patterson get? Plus more kicker questions. - Chicago Tribune - Brad Biggs answers your Bears questions weekly. Lots of questions this week about backup quarterbacks Chase Daniel and Tyler Bray.

Bears stand behind selection process leading to Eddy Pineiro - Bearmaven - Sports Illustrated took a shot at the Bears' kicker manhunt, but Matt Nagy likes his results.

The Cardinals Threw a Wrench In the Bears' Plans to Land 2020 Comp Pick By Cutting Kevin White - Bleacher Nation - This streak goes to 11.

You Know What? Can We Give Mitch Trubisky Some of the Credit Already? - Bleacher Nation - PFF vs. Mitch Trubisky. It's football's hottest rivalry!

Inside stories of the Bears’ wild kicker competition - SI.com - Obsession! Conspiracy theories! Questionable Math! Welcome to the Bears kicker competition. Seven months after the ‘double-doink’ sunk their Super Bowl hopes, Chicago is obsessed with finding the right foot as pressure builds toward their next big kick. An inside look at the wildest kicker search ever held, from those who lived it.

Spielberger: Projecting an extension for Cody Whitehair - Over the Cap - The second-round draft pick at No. 56 overall for the Bears in 2016 was Kansas State interior offensive lineman Cody Whitehair. Like Goldman, the veteran interior lineman is entering the last season of a four-year rookie contract.

Bears’ Pro Bowl LT Leno lays it all on the line - Chicago Sun-Times - ‘We want to be the best o-line in the league — period.’

The Bears should probably give Carli Lloyd a look at kicker after 55-yard field goal - Sometimes solutions to problems are too simple. The Chicago Bears need a kicker. Carli Lloyd can kick.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Cardinals cut former first-round WR Kevin White - NFL.com - The Arizona Cardinals are the second team to give up on the Kevin White experiment. Arizona has released the former first-round receiver after less than six months with the club.

Arizona Cardinals release wide receiver Kevin White - Revenge of the Birds - It was only a matter of time. After signing in March, then the Arizona Cardinals drafting three wide receivers in the 2019 NFL Draft, everyone expected Kevin White to be here for a short time.

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Detroit Lions, Damon Harrison agree to 1-year extension - Pride Of Detroit - The extension would add another year to Harrison’s contract while also increasing his guaranteed money.

NFL.com’s power rankings drop Detroit Lions to bottom 7 - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions aren’t getting any love as per the usual

Breaking down the call: Was the blindside block penalty on Oday Aboushi correct? - Pride Of Detroit - Was it the right call? We break it down.

Kyler Murray gets to face the team he grew up cheering for on Saturday - Daily Norseman - The choice was inspired by the youth team he played for

NFC North Rundown: Lions wait to see new DL in action, Vikings evaluate backup QBs - Acme Packing Company - Minnesota’s Mike Zimmer recently endorsed Sean Mannion as the second-string quarterback, but in a roundabout way.

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Sunderbruch, Duerrwaechter & Infante's Bears 2019 College Prospect Preview: Big Ten - Windy City Gridiron - The college season will offer some exciting football in its own right. However, it will also feature players who might soon be about to make the transition to playing on Sunday. Here’s who we like in the Big 10.

What is Mitchell Trubisky’s ceiling? - Windy City Gridiron - In this four-part round-table discussion, several of us weigh in on the Chicago Bears quarterback while discussing where he is now, how his development is going, and where we think he’ll end up.

Wiltfong: Bears restructure Charles Leno’s contract - Windy City Gridiron - Earlier today it was reported that the Chicago Bears have renegotiated the contract of starting left tackle Charles Leno Jr., thus creating about $5.5 million in cap space for the 2019 season. The...

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