5 Biggest Rumors Surrounding Chicago Bears In Week 1

5 Biggest Rumors Surrounding Chicago Bears In Week 1

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With a Week 1 matchup against the Buffalo Bills just around the corner, here are the 5 biggest rumors surrounding the Chicago Bears.

5. Lance Briggs' Attention is Straying From the Football Field

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5. Lance Briggs' Attention is Straying From the Football Field

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After missing much of last season due to a shoulder injury, questions began to fly about the age and health of Lance Briggs. Noticeably a step slower this preseason, Briggs is out to put those questions to rest. But when he was excused from practice to attend an opening for his restaurant in California, many began worrying that he is concerning himself with life after football a bit too much.

4. Can Chris Conte Get Back to Form in 2014?

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4. Can Chris Conte Get Back to Form in 2014?

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After a horrendous 2013 campaign, Chris Conte is attempting to retain his starting free safety position. While Conte was rehabbing from offseason shoulder surgery, the Bears were unable to come up with a better option at the position. Barring a setback this week at practice, Conte is set to start Week 1, much to the chagrin of many Bears fans.

3. Can Shea McClellin Become a Viable Option at Linebacker?

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3. Can Shea McClellin Become a Viable Option at Linebacker?

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Entering his first season at linebacker, the former first-round pick has not transitioned from defensive end as well as the team hoped he would. If the Bears hope to make a deep run into the playoffs, they will need McClellin to come around quickly due to a lack of depth at linebacker.

2. Can Jay Cutler Stay Healthy?

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2. Can Jay Cutler Stay Healthy?

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Entering his second season under Marc Trestman's offense, Cutler has been mentioned in possible MVP discussions, though everyone has the same question about the QB; can he stay healthy? He has not played an entire 16-game season since 2009, and the Bears will need Cutler on the field if they hope to win the NFC North this season.

1. Can Santonio Holmes Have a Positive Impact?

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1. Can Santonio Holmes Have a Positive Impact?

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When the Bears signed Santonio Holmes to come in and compete at the No. 3 wide receiver position, there was genuine hope that the former Super Bowl MVP still had enough left in the tank to contribute right away. After a good showing in the first half of the Bears' final preseason game, Holmes proved just that. Now with the the regular season only days away, Holmes needs to soak in as much of the offense as possible.

Mike Cuddy is a Chicago Bears writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @MikeCuddy, “Like” him on Facebook, or add him to your network on Google.

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