Bears Bites: Emery’s Roster Work Draws Plaudits

Also, Brandon Marshall returns to practice and everything is wonderful

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After a long weekend, the Chicago Bears are preparing for their Week 1 matchup with the Cincinnati Bengals, and Bears Bites has all the latest news surrounding the team as they get ready. 

  • Bears GM Phil Emery has been reworking the team's roster since he took over in 2012, and as the new season approaches, he is pretty happy with his work, as Adam Hoge explains. [670 the Score]
  • The Bears will have all six of their 2013 draft picks on their opening day roster, as well as three undrafted free agents that they brought in, and Brad Biggs has an appropriate comparison for the team's homegrown success: the Green Bay Packers. [Chicago Tribune]
  • One of the only real surprises of the Bears' final roster cuts was that they opted to go with only two quarterbacks, and some fans want to know: why did they let go of Jordan Palmer? []
  • The relationship between WR Brandon Marshall and head coach Marc Trestman is one worth keeping an eye on this season, as it will be a barometer of the team's success or failure. Michael C. Wright has the story. [ESPN Chicago]
  • Will Marshall be ready to play on Sunday for the Bears? According to the wideout, he'll be there and ready to go. [Chicago Sun-Times]
  • There has been a lot of buzz surrounding the NFL's new bag policy this season, but there is another addition to the in-stadium experience: tablet computers to handle concession orders. [CSN Chicago]
  • With the Bengals looming on the Bears' schedule, Paul Banks brings you what CBS broadcaster (and legendary quarterback) Phil Simms thinks about the tough early test for the Monsters of the Midway. [The Sports Bank]
  • Finally, there has been a lot of talk lately in sports about PED's, and one legendary Bear has chimed in with his own idea for what the NFL needs to do. [Windy City Gridiron]
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