Training Camp Updates and Your Thursday (Monday?) Night Football Open Thread

BOURBONNAIS, IL - AUGUST 06: Brian Urlacher #54 of the Chicago Bears talks to a teammate during a summer training camp practice at Olivet Nazarene University on August 6, 2011 in Bourbonnais, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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We'll get the big news right out of the box. According to Zach Zaidman and multiple other outlets, Johnny Knox does not want to be traded. And according to Lovie, Johnny continues to be a "big part out of what we're going to do."

Lovie was also asked about Matt Forte's status for Saturday, responding "Why wouldn't he be ready to go?"

Other stories and updates after the jump...

Caleb Hanie was about as inconsistent as possible today. He reeled off several completions in a row and threw a nice 20-yarder to Dane Sanzenbacher, and then he throws an interception into three defenders. Charles Tillman was one of the best receivers on the field with three interceptions, including one off the hands of Roy Williams. Nick Roach also got a pick off Hanie.

Roberto Garza still looks a little uncomfortable at Center, botching both a normal snap and missing his timing with Cutler on a shotgun snap. As long as they have time to work it out, it shouldn't be as big a problem as it is.

ESPN's Kevin Seifert put together his Camp Confidential - Bears edition; take a look through it and point out anything interesting you see. And speaking of ESPN, there's a football game to watch finally! And ESPN is televising it on its Monday Night Football set! And you can watch it on XFINITY!

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