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WATCH: Brian Urlacher gives Bears pregame speech for Hall of Fame Game

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WATCH: Brian Urlacher gives Bears pregame speech for Hall of Fame Game

Brian Urlacher will soon become the 28th Hall of Famer in Chicago Bears history and was in the team's locker room prior to the Bears' battle with the Baltimore Ravens in the 2018 Hall of Fame Game.

Coach Matt Nagy gave Urlacher the floor for the pregame speech, which he used to emphasize what it means to be a Bear as well as how important reps in preseason games are for the young players trying to make the team.

Take a look:

Plenty of Bears players had their own Myles Garrett-Mason Rudolph takes

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Plenty of Bears players had their own Myles Garrett-Mason Rudolph takes

Thursday Night Football has a rich history of providing insanely boring games. It unites the football watching community by reminding them that hey, maybe that weeknight ACC game is a better choice (it was!). Last night's literal scrap between Cleveland and Pittsburgh broke the mold, though, and everyone brought some real Weekend Enthusiasm to their takes today. Plus there's still 48 hours before any other games, so strap in. 

There was a defensive lineman's take:

There was an offensive tackle's take: 

There was Tarik Cohen's take:

Allen Robinson was watching the Mavericks: 

The NFL just announced that Myles Garrett would be suspended indefinitely, so there will be certainly be more takes to come. When they come – and they will – from the Bears' direction, we'll have it covered. 

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Under Center Podcast: Tony Dungy & Chris Simms preview Bears/Rams

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Under Center Podcast: Tony Dungy & Chris Simms preview Bears/Rams

JJ Stankevitz catches up with NBC NFL analyst Tony Dungy about how important Sunday's Bears-Rams game is for both teams. They also discuss the degree to which the Bears miss Jordan Howard, and Lovie Smith's revival of the Fighting Illini (1:00).

Then, producer Eric Strobel and NBC's Chris Simms discuss how teams are game-planning for Khalil Mack, how and why both the Bears and Rams have disappointed this season and which franchise he'd want to be moving forward (11:00).

Listen to the episode here or via the embedded player below:

Under Center Podcast

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