Chicago Bears News: Single-Game Tickets on Sale and More


Good morning Bears fans, and welcome to the latest edition of Bear Dawn, the latest Chicago Bears news and notes from around the web. If is a relatively slow news period for the NFL, but the writers of Bear Goggles On are searching for the most interesting and important stories available right now.

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Single-game Bears’ tickets go on sale this Thursday, according to a release from the team’s official website. This includes the Bears two preseason games, the first of which is against the Miami Dolphins on August 13th, and the followed by a match-up with the Cleveland Browns on September 3rd. Preseason games are price anywhere from $81 to $405.

The Bears open their regular season set at Soldier Field with a match-up against their rival Green Bay Packers on September 13th. Our very own Boomer looked at regular season ticket pricing last week.

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Jeff Dickerson of began a series on Monday “examining the top 10 players on the Chicago Bears’ 2015 off season roster.” He kicked off his list with a profile on cornerback Tim Jennings, who checks in at number 10.

Jennings struggled last season, after back-to-back Pro Bowl appearances in 2012 and 2013. He is still a talented player, but at 31-years-old, it is fair to wonder whether last season was a sign of things to come. I still believe in Jennings’ ability as a slot cornerback, but if the Bears rely on him too much on the outside this season, there could be some issues.

Here is the 2015 outlook for Jennings according to Dickerson:

"Jennings needs a bounce-back season to ensure he’s in the club’s plans beyond 2015. One positive is that Jennings has the necessary experience to play inside and cover the slot in the nickel sub-package, if necessary. That versatility only enhances Jennings’ value to the coaching staff. But at 31 years old, Jennings’ long-term prognosis in Chicago is murky.NFL teams prefer taller cornerbacks. Jennings stands only 5-8. So far, the 10-year veteran has enjoyed an ultra-successful career despite the height limitation. But how much longer can that continue? Jennings is projected to start in the team’s new 3-4 defense, but nothing is assured with the Bears beyond the fall."

Erik Lambert of gives an early preview of the Bears preseason match-up against the Dolphins.

Matt Eurich of Bleacher Report looks at five moves the Bears should have made this off season. It is easy to look back and say what they should have done now, but there are some interesting “what if” scenarios in this piece.

Bears legend Brian Urlacher surprised fans with an appearance at Nike Chicago over the weekend. senior writer Larry Mayer posted a mailbag on Monday. Among the questions, Mayer gets asked who plays right guard if the Bears move Kyle Long outside to tackle. Mayer lists Vlad Ducasse (who was profiled on our Countdown to Kickoff Series yesterday) and Ryan Groy “among those competing for the right guard position.”

I am a strong supporter in the Bears moving Long to tackle. No offense to Ducasse and Groy, but if they do kick Long outside, I like our own Derek Hanfland’s idea of starting Will Montgomery at right guard much more.

Last but not least, the Bear Necessities countdown continues with a look at Martellus Bennett, who checks in at number 10 on their list of most important Bears’ players.

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