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Bears QB Trubisky (shoulder) says he's ready to return

Bears QB Trubisky (shoulder) says he's ready to return

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Quarterback Mitch Trubisky of the Chicago Bears said on Wednesday that he expects to play on Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams. Trubisky has missed the last two games because of a right shoulder injury. "I do (expect to play), just have to show coach (Mike Nagy)," Trubisky said, according to NFL Network's Stacey Dales. "I feel confident that I'll be ready to go. "Arm feels really good. Just throwing as much as they'll let me and taking care of it. I'm just making sure I'm 100 percent when I get back out there." Chase Daniel started the two games in place of Trubisky, a victory over the Detroit Lions and an overtime loss to the New York Giants. Nagy was optimistic when talking about Trubisky's availability. "I feel strong that he will play, but I have to see more," Nagy said. "I fe...
Migrant caravan bears hallmarks of Syria exodus

Migrant caravan bears hallmarks of Syria exodus

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This isn't a full on humanitarian crisis yet but it soon could be. Thousands of migrants heading to the United States, or at least trying to, are arriving in Mexico's northern border towns and they are stuck.Tijuana is the current preferred destination for the migrant caravans and at the moment they are camping in a sports centre and on a baseball field. Image: Juan and Orlinda Arcos, and their baby who was born during the caravan journey Image: Half of the migrants are children and they are very susceptible to breathing illnesses It bears all the hallmarks of the European migration chaos that ensued when hundreds of thousands fled the fighting in Syria.These people are escaping violence as well;...
NFL notebook: Bears G Long reportedly out 6-8 weeks

NFL notebook: Bears G Long reportedly out 6-8 weeks

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Chicago Bears guard Kyle Long is expected to be sidelined six-to-eight weeks after sustaining a foot injury in the team's 24-10 win over the New York Jets, according to a published report Wednesday. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Long could be placed on injured reserve and designated to return. Rookie James Daniels could be in line to replace the 6-foot-6, 316-pound Long, who has missed 14 games over the two previous seasons due to serious ankle, shoulder, neck and elbow surgeries. Long sustained the injury on Sunday after teammate Dion Sims rolled up on his leg at the end of a play. The 29-year-old Long was helped off the field and later was sporting a walking boot on the foot and using crutches to move around the locker room. In 2016, Long suffered a severe right an...
Bears consider scaling back offense for Mitchell Trubisky

Bears consider scaling back offense for Mitchell Trubisky

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Chicago Bears coaches could be worried about short-circuiting quarterback Mitchell Trubisky. Several poor decisions and breakdowns against pass-rush pressure by Trubisky in Sunday's 16-14 win over the Arizona Cardinals led to the team's problems in the red zone. And coach Matt Nagy admitted Monday at Halas Hall that Trubisky may have limits on how much of the offense he can handle at this point. "Yeah, I think it's probably getting close," Nagy said about Trubisky's overload point. "It's not fair to him if it gets -- remember what I told you (media) before -- there's that balance of knowing what he can and can't handle. And not just him now too, but we have 10 other guys on this offense that this is their first time learning it. "So they need to be able to go through these routes and t...
Chicago Bears GM 'optimistic' first-round pick Roquan Smith will be in camp

Chicago Bears GM 'optimistic' first-round pick Roquan Smith will be in camp

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Chicago Bears first-round draft pick Roquan Smith has yet to report to training camp, but general manager Ryan Pace believes that is about to change in the near future. "We're optimistic he's here soon," Pace told reporters Thursday, noting details in Smith's contract were the reason for the hold up. "There's a process and meanwhile we're moving forward." Pace did not set a timetable for Smith to report, per the Chicago Sun-Times. Smith, an inside linebacker who was the eighth overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft, did not report with rookies on Monday and continued to be absent as veterans came to Olivet Nazarene University on Thursday in Bourbonnais, Ill. The 6-foot-1, 236-pound Smith helped lead Georgia to the national championship game last season, winning the Butkus Award as the t...