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Ken Mitchell

The Bear’s Den, July 11, 2020

The night skyline of the city of Chicago is reflected in the Cloud Gate called the bean, it is not a giant bean, although they call it, given its similar shape. Located in the center of the Millennium Park in Chicago, it is a work by renowned artist Anish Kapoor. | Photo by Joaquin Gomez Sastre/NurPhoto via Getty Images

The league and players continue to negotiate about COVID related changes, and Washington is closer to a new team name

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Lester A. Wiltfong Jr.

Bears’ fans, who is your favorite player from each NFC North rival?

It’s rivalry week at SB Nation, so let us know your all-time favorite player from the Bears’ division rivals!

Since I got this Rivalry Week article idea from Christopher Gates of The Daily Norseman, I figure I’d start off with his team as I run down my favorite players from the Chicago Bears’ NFC North rivals.

Minnesota Vikings - Anthony Carter, WR

I was a big Michigan Wolverine fan in my youth, and Carter was one of the greatest wide outs to ever play for the maize and blue, plus...

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Jeff Berckes WhiskeyRanger

Who was the Bears best player every year of their existence?

Our Championship Belt Series is over, so let’s check the final tally.

If you haven’t read through Jeff Berckes’ fantastic Championship Belt Series to see which Chicago Bears player was the absolute best on every singe team in franchise history, then do it.

Do it now.

It’s a brilliant look in the history books for some and an incredible trip down memory lane for others.

All five parts are linked in this story stream, and while you could simply scroll through this list to see who...

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Ken Mitchell

The Bear’s Den, July 10, 2020

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More NFL & NCAAF COVID plans are slowly emerging, as all levels of football feel their way towards the 2020 season

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Western Theme Song Week continues with yet another classic

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

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Bears’ offense ranks among the NFL’s worst analytically, new study finds - NBC Sports Chicago - “WE KNOW” Bears fans scream into the void.

Why Tre Roberson Rates Biggest Bears...

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Rob Maaddi

NFL players are banned from exchanging jerseys after games now under new COVID-19 restrictions

NFL teams will be prohibited from postgame interactions within 6 feet of each other, so players won’t be allowed to exchange jerseys after games as part of the guidelines to help limit the spread of the coronavirus.

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Lester A. Wiltfong Jr.

The NFL has several COVID-19 changes in place for 2020

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The Chicago Bears still haven’t announced plans for fans during games at Soldier Field this season, but the Baltimore Ravens announced yesterday that they’ll cap attendance at 14,000 for all their games at M&T Bank Stadium. The Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs had previously announced that they’ll also be limiting tickets, but they haven’t given a specific number yet. At some point the NFL could mandate an attendance restriction,...

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Ken Mitchell

The Bear’s Den, July 9, 2020

Chicago Bears linebacker Sam Acho (93) celebrates after a play in game action during an NFL game between the Chicago Bears and the Seattle Seahawks on September 17, 2018 at Soldier Field in Chicago | Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Sam Acho, Mitchell Trubisky, Charles Leno, Jr, and other current and former Chicago athletes step up to help the community.

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Western Theme Song Week continues with a couple of classics...

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Colleen Kane

Former Chicago Bears wide receiver and tight end Earl Thomas dies at 71

Former Bears wide receiver and tight end Earl Thomas died Saturday in Houston following an illness, the team announced Wednesday. He was 71.

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Lester A. Wiltfong Jr.

Sam Acho and several Chicago athletes bring a grocery store to the West Side

It’s always a good time for some positive news!

When Sam Acho played for the Chicago Bears (2015 to 2018) he was active in the community with a number of charitable ventures, and his sense of giving back to Chicago hasn’t stopped even though he no longer dons the Navy and Orange.

His latest positive contribution to the city was leading a group of current and former Bears, as well as other prominent athletes from Chicago, in purchasing a liquor store in the Austin neighborhood on the...

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Colleen Kane

Sam Acho’s plan to convert an Austin liquor store to a food mart gets the backing of Mayor Lori Lightfoot and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell

NFL linebacker Sam Acho and other local athletes have continued their mission to help Chicago’s Austin neighborhood by buying a liquor store they plan to turn into a grocery store.

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Jeff Berckes

The Championship Belt Series - Part 5

The conclusion of our series that awards the best Chicago Bears player each year throughout the 100 year history

Welcome to the conclusion of the Championship Belt Series on WCG! If you missed the intro, please go back and read Part 1. The concept and “rules” are all explained up top, followed by the first 7 championship belt bouts. Part 2 takes us through the dynasty of the 1940’s all the way up to Bill George and the birth of the Middle Linebacker. Part 3 starts with a new belt...

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Ken Mitchell

The Bear’s Den, July 8, 2020

JC Tretter #64 of the Cleveland Browns prepares for the snap in the first quarter against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on December 24, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. | Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images

The preseason is up in the air as are many player issues regarding training camp as well as player like NFLPA president JC Tretter (the Cleveland center pictured below) speak out against league plans

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Lester A. Wiltfong Jr.

Soldier Field ranked as the 7th best stadium in the NFL

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This according to The Athletic’s NFL writers, but I wanted to see what the fans thought as well, so I asked Twitter...

Before I give my take on The Athletics's Expert NFL stadium rankings, let me say that I’ve only been to three NFL stadiums, so I understand that I’m not nearly qualified enough to weigh in on this particular Chicago Bears subject.

But I’m going to anyway...

There’s no way that Soldier Field is the...

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Lester A. Wiltfong Jr.

Bettors split on Bears vs Lions week 1

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Week one betting lines in the NFL are always tough to predict, but with the 2020 offseason being severally impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, those week one games could be the first time any of us see the players playing for the first time.

Preseason may not happen, media camp access will be even more limited than usual, especially for the Chicago Bears, so getting a feel of how players are acclimating to their teams is going to be tough.

The Bears will...

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Should we expect big second-year leap from RB David Montgomery in 2020?

ESPN NFL Nation reporters answered the biggest fantasy questions for every team. For the Chicago Bears, it hinges on the production of running back David Montgomery in 2020.

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Colleen Kane

Coaching during COVID-19: After an online offseason, Chicago Bears face a new batch of complications as they prepare for training camp

As Matt Nagy and the rest of the Chicago Bears coaches prepare for a training camp unlike any they’ve held before, adaptability will be key. A whole new batch of complications awaits when they meet their players in person for the first time this year in late July.

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Why Bears safety Eddie Jackson will return to 2018 form this year

After tallying six interceptions in a breakout 2018 campaign, Bears safety Eddie Jackson had a letdown year in 2019 with just two picks, both coming in desperation time for the Lions and Vikings.

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Mitch Trubisky's job is never safe anymore

In this excerpt from the Under Center podcast, broadcaster Adam Amin discusses why he's excited to see how the addition of Nick Foles will motivate Mitchell Trubisky this season.

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5 reasons for optimism as Bears prepare for training camp

Heading into training camp, there aren’t many that have confidence that the Chicago Bears will be a team that will be competitive in 2020. And that’s probably for the best, considering Chicago folded under the high expectations last season.

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Here's how Bears fans reacted to Patrick Mahomes' contract

Chicago Bears fans need a Patrick Mahomes support group at this point in the post-2017 NFL draft narrative. You know the deal. Mitch Trubisky was

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