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    Still in bed when his girlfriend told him the Chicago Bears made a huge trade for two-time All-Pro Khalil Mack Alex Killorn Jersey Kids , left tackle Charles Leno Jr. didn't quite believe it at first.

     

    Once it sunk in, he ran down to the basement.

    Leno turned on the camera, cranked up Mark Morrison's "Return of the Mack" and started dancing. The video he posted on social media of himself pretty much sums up the mood around the Bears.

    "We're trying to win," Leno said Monday. "We're not settling to be last in the pack. We're trying to win and win games here, change the culture of the organization."

    The Bears drove that point home Saturday with a blockbuster trade for one of the NFL's best pass rushers. Chicago also made him the highest-paid defensive player in NFL history with a six-year, $141 million extension that guarantees $90 million.

    Mack practiced for the first time Monday after holding out the entire offseason and preseason trying to get a new deal with Oakland rather than play under the final year of his rookie contract.

    Coach Matt Nagy said the Bears will monitor his conditioning this week before deciding whether he plays in the opener.

    Chicago visits Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night. And that primetime matchup sure has some added intrigue.

    "I hope that everyone's excited, our fan base is excited," general manager Ryan Pace said. "I know our organization is excited."

    The trade for Mack finished off a busy offseason in which Chicago changed coaches and gave quarterback Mitchell Trubisky some new playmakers, including former Jacksonville Pro Bowl receiver Allen Robinson.

    Adding the 2016 NFL Defensive Player of the Year to an already solid defense ratcheted up a building buzz around a team with four straight last-place finishes in the NFC North. Whether the Bears can leap to a playoff spot, they are at least in the conversation.

    "There's certain moves that are power moves and there's certain moves that say 'hey Authentic Daniel Sedin Jersey , we're all in,'" defensive end Akiem Hicks said. "And I think that's one of those moves."

    With 40陆 sacks in four seasons, Mack figures to have a huge impact on a defense that ranked 10th overall last season.

    Hicks had visions of "a lot more one on ones" with teams doubling up on the Bears' new star pass rusher. And cornerback Prince Amukamara was seeing more opportunities for interceptions with quarterbacks under pressure.

    "I would say the clock in the quarterback's head is I'm sure going to be a lot shorter," he said.

    He also praised the front office for a "great job of due diligence."

    And guard Kyle Long said: "Our defense just got a lot tougher. And we get to practice against a tougher defense now, and that's going to be great for us."

    The trade also emphasizes just how serious management is about turning around a struggling franchise.

    The Bears have just one playoff appearance since the 2006 team reached the Super Bowl, and the most recent time they had a winning record was in 2012. Chicago fired coach Lovie Smith after that season, replaced him with Marc Trestman and went 8-8 the following year.

    Since then, it's been nothing but last-place finishes in the division and frustration for the fan base. But the past few days?

    "It's been very exciting," Nagy said. "Probably the time I think about it the most is when I'm in my car, driving home. That's really when you can just get away from everybody and everything and you can just kinda sit back and realize where you're at. Collectively Tyler Johnson Jersey , it's everybody. It's an exciting situation for us as a team, as a city, as an organization."

    NOTES: Nagy said there's a "good chance" LG Eric Kush starts over James Daniels against Green Bay. ... Nagy expects OLB Leonard Floyd 鈥?who practiced Monday with a club on his broken right hand 鈥?to play in the opener. Floyd broke his hand at Denver on Aug. 18. "I feel good that he'll be playing," Nagy said. ... QB Tyler Bray and WR Tanner Gentry were among the 10 players signed to the practice squad. Both were let go by Chicago on Saturday.

    Enrique Hernandez has helped the Los Angeles Dodgers solve a problem they’ve had for years – Giants ace Madison Bumgarner.

     

    Hernandez and Matt Kemp each homered for the second consecutive game, Alex Wood got his first victory since May 20 and the Dodgers beat Bumgarner and San Francisco 3-1 on Saturday night.

    Hernandez’s two-run shot in the fifth inning was his fourth career homer against Bumgarner in 34 at-bats. He also has five doubles against the left-hander.

    The utility player usually feasts on Bumgarner’s fastballs, but he punished the left-hander for a bevy of breaking pitches Saturday, crushing one into the left field seats for his 10th home run this season.

    ”He adjusted to me and I hadn’t really made many adjustments,” Hernandez said. ”Today he came at me with the same gameplan and it took me three at-bats to adjust, but I’m glad that I did.”

    Bumgarner (0-2) was making just his third start since returning from the disabled list because of a broken finger that occurred during spring training. He threw 112 pitches while giving up three runs on five hits over six innings.

    ”Each time out I’m getting better and better, that’s all I can ask for Nico Hischier Jersey ,” Bumgarner said. ”It’s the first time I went over 100 pitches and my velocity is creeping up and my stretch and grip is coming back.”

    The Dodgers have won five straight, all at home, and are 11-2 in June and 21-6 since May 17.

    The Giants have lost 17 of their last 23 road games and are 3-6 on their 10-game trip to Washington, Miami and Los Angeles.

    Kemp hit his 12th home run and has reached base in 15 of his last 18 games against the Giants. Both Hernandez and Kemp went deep in a 3-2 win Friday over the Giants.

    The Dodgers lead the majors with 34 home runs in 13 games in June.

    Kenley Jansen pitched the ninth for his 17th save.

    The Dodgers clinched their first series victory over the Giants this season and evened the season series 6-6.

    WOOD STANDS TALL IN VICTORY

    Wood (2-5) credited a change in mechanics for his improvement Saturday. He was coming off a three-start stretch when he gave up 13 earned runs in 12 innings, going two innings in one start and 4 2/3 in another.

    On Saturday, the left-hander gave up one run on four hits over 5 2/3 innings with two walks and two strikeouts. He held the Giants hitless until Mac Williamson singled to lead off the fifth.

    ”We found something with my posture,” Wood said. ”I saw some good strides in my (between-start) bullpen and got some repetitions out there. I felt really good with the adjustment and saw that translate over.”

    Wood gave up three hits in the fifth, but the Giants’ only run in the inning came on a sacrifice fly from Alen Hanson. Wood threw 29 of his 85 pitches in the fifth inning.

    ”As the game went on, I got a little fatigued,” Wood said. ”I think you naturally start to revert back to some of the things you got yourself into Rick Nash Jersey , but I felt really good about the progress tonight.”

    TRAINERS ROOM

    Giants: 3B Evan Longoria elected to have surgery to insert a pin into his fractured left hand with the hopes of returning shortly after the All-Star break. … RHP Johnny Cueto, on the DL with right elbow inflammation, will throw live batting practice Monday. … RHP Jeff Samardzija (shoulder) pitched three innings for Triple-A Sacramento on Friday and manager Bruce Bochy said he believes his starter will be back soon.

    Dodgers: LHP Clayton Kershaw (back) will pitch a three-inning simulated start either Tuesday or Wednesday at Dodger Stadium while the Dodgers are in Chicago to face the Cubs. Manager Dave Roberts said Kershaw will follow that outing with a bullpen session and likely another simulated start before going out on a minor league rehab assignment. … LHP Rich Hill (blister) followed his minor league rehab start Thursday with a bullpen session Saturday and remains on track to return to the active roster Tuesday at Chicago.

    UP NEXT

    RHP Chris Stratton (7-4, 4.56 ERA) will pitch for the Giants on Sunday at Dodger Stadium in the finale of a three-game series. LHP Caleb Ferguson (0-0, 9.53) will be looking to pitch past the fourth inning for the first time as he makes his third career start for the Dodgers.

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