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Bears Hope to Surprise Doubters
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- Pro Bowl linebacker Lance Briggs was off to the side, still resting the ankle he sprained in the third preseason game as practice began.

Otherwise, the Chicago Bears are a healthy bunch.

Considering how anemic they looked at times during a winless preseason, that's quite a statement, but the what really matters is what happens starting now. The season opens Sunday against Detroit, and all the questions surrounding the Bears will be answered in the coming weeks.

Receiver Devin Aromashodu predicts the Bears will surprise fans who are just a little tense after three straight playoff misses, saying "We know what we're capable of doing."

Chicago is coming off a brutal 7-9 season and hasn't been to the postseason since the 2006 team's Super Bowl run.

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