Michael C. Wright of ESPN Chicago is reporting that the Chicago Bears will bring in former Oakland Raiders number one draft pick JaMarcus Russell for a workout along with three other quarterbacks. After looking more like an offensive lineman jsut a few months ago, he dropped a reported 50 pounds to get back to his playing weight of 265.
My gut feeling is, there's nothing going on here other than some kicking of the tires by Phil Emery, Marc Trestman and the offensive staff, but you never know.
In other Bears news...
Tight end Gabe Miller was suspended 4 games for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing substances policy. Miller was signed last year to the Bears practice squad. He can still practice with the team, so he'll really have to show the coaches he's deserving of a roster spot.
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Brandon Marshall has been given the 'good to go' by doctors after rehabbing his hip this off season. Even though he's 100%, he only did a little individual work at today's practice. Marshall said the hip has bothered him the last two years, and he's excited to see what he can do now that he's healthy.
And here's some Bears related tweets for you...
#Bears CB's Charles Tillman and Kelvin Hayden were not present for OTA. Zack Bowman ran with starters, Isaiah Frey got tim with 1st nickel.— Brad Biggs (@BradBiggs) June 4, 2013
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Emery reiterated #Bears will welcome OL Gabe Carimi back with "open arms" next week. Carimi expected at mandatory minicamp.— Brad Biggs (@BradBiggs) June 4, 2013
#Bears OT Jonathan Scott left session early with left hand wrapped in ice.— Jeff Dickerson (@ESPNChiBears) June 4, 2013
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Alshon Jeffery laid out for a 45-yard bomb w/Tim Jennings all over him and snagged it. By far best play of the day.— Michael C. Wright (@mikecwright) June 4, 2013
LM: Marshall on working w/ Marc Trestman & Aaron Kromer: "I’ve never been around better coaches. Their leadership on offense is amazing."— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) June 4, 2013
#Bears GM Phil Emery on Evan Rodriguez: "We have talked. [I'm] disappointed. I would use the word 'extremely,' and we'll leave it at that."— Adam Jahns (@adamjahns) June 4, 2013