The Bears rolled out their newest version of offense with their 2007 model featuring some familiar faces like wide receivers Muhsin Muhammad, Bernard Berrian, Rashied Davis and Mark Bradley and tight end Desmond Clark. The new version has added last year's rookie sensation Devin Hesterfrom the defense, draft picks Greg Olsen and Garret Wolfe, and a sleeker, slimmer Rex Grossman. On it's first time out in 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 non-contact drills, the offense didn't fail to impress.
Rookie TE Greg Olsen made a handful of catches down the seam and appeared as Rex's safety valve, and Berrian hauled in a perfectly thrown Grossman pass deep down the right sideline, beating cornerback Charles Tillman for a touchdown.
Other treats included Benson hauling in a pass on a skinny post gaining 25 yards and free agent Mike Hass making a leaping grab downthe sideline.
The big thrill of the day came when Devin Hester gave cornerback Nathan Vasher a head fake after catching the ball just over the line of scrimmage and sprinted deep into the secondaryleaving Mike Brown behind shaking his head in disbelief.
Grossman is slimmed down due to an endurance-based training regimen he's been on in the off-season. His goal is to be more mobile to tuck and run when his passing options don't exist.
Based on what happened on day one, he won't need to run.