By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (CBS) — The Bears are unofficially in prep mode for week one against the Los Angeles Rams.

But first, they’ll have to make a lot of cuts and solidify their 53-man roster by Tuesday at 3 p.m.

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All three quarterbacks – Andy Dalton, Justin Fields, and Nick Foles – were out for practice Tuesday. But there are now questions around whether the Bears can and will hold onto Foles, a Super Bowl MVP.

The team is believed to be listening to offers for a third stringer.

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For now, this is Dalton’s team – and Dalton says he is ready.

“Now it all begins, and this is what everything that we’ve done up to this point – this is what it’s been leading up to,” he said. “We get an extra week this year going into it – not having four preseason games – but this is what all of the OTAs, the training camps – this is what everything leads up to to get to this point; to start the regular season.”

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“The bar has always been high for him. Andy has to control Andy. Andy can’t control something that’s out of his control, which is Justin – you know what I mean?” said Bears Head Coach Matt Nagy. “So if Andy controls Andy, and we have success on offense, and we play well, and we’re winning, that’s a good thing.”

CBS 2 Chicago Staff