After reporting last Thursday, Camp Trestman is now seven days old, but that 1st day was just a conditioning test, so technically camp is six days old, and since there was no practice yesterday, this is only the 5th day of practice. Got it?
It was a rainy morning in Bourbonnais, so the players had to deal with some footing issues.
Wide out Brandon Marshall and defensive end Cheta Ozougwu were both back at practice, but left tackle Jermon Bushrod was held out. Bushrod was still in a walking boot to protect his strained calf. On Monday, it was Jonathon Scott filling in at LT, but today it was Cory Brandon and Eben Britton filling in with the ones.
Scott and defensive lineman Jamaal Anderson were both nursing sore knees.
In other injury news, linebacker D.J. Williams has a calf injury, and receives the "week to week" designation. His calf injury is worse than Bushrod's, so rookie Jonathan Bostic will get some extended action with the starters.
The offense was being tweeted about today during practice, as they worked on some Red Zone stuff. OMG The Defense is showing it's age!
Martellus Bennett catches a TD then dunks the ball to the delight of the crowd #BearsTalk— Bears Talk (@BearsTalkCSN) July 31, 2013
Marshall gets up slowly after a TD grab. Sits out a play and comes right back in.— Adam Hoge (@AdamHoge) July 31, 2013
LM: Alshon Jeffery leaps high to catch a touchdown pass from Jay Cutler in back of end zone just out of reach of Major Wright.— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) July 31, 2013
Marshall keeps making tough, physical grabs in training camp. No wonder coaches trying to take it easy with him.— Zach Zaidman (@ZachZaidman) July 31, 2013
Deep sideline pass from Jay Cutler to Earl Bennett beats coverage and goes for TD. #Bears— Jeff Dickerson (@ESPNChiBears) July 31, 2013
Look at that nice clean pocket!
#Bears QB Jay Cutler on players buying in: "Everyone has bought in. 100 percent." So that process only took a week.— Brad Biggs (@BradBiggs) July 31, 2013
The defense had some positive moments as well.
Shea McClellin with a nifty spin move around J'Marcus Webb in 2on2's. #Bears 2012 first round pick has looked good so far every day at camp— Adam Jahns (@adamjahns) July 31, 2013
Sherrick McManis picks off Josh McCown in 2nd team action— Brad Biggs (@BradBiggs) July 31, 2013
No reason to be concerned about Tim Jennings. But his temporary absence did allow Zack Bowman to get his reps. Bowman has made several plays— Jeff Dickerson (@ESPNChiBears) July 31, 2013
Corey Wootton lined up inside just blew past Kyle Long.— Jeff Dickerson (@ESPNChiBears) July 31, 2013
Here's some Devin Hester stuff we missed from training camp so far.
Devin Hester almost blocked a kick moments ago. It's a new era watching Hester as more than just a return man on special teams.— Zach Zaidman (@ZachZaidman) July 29, 2013
DeCamillis on Devin Hester: "His attitude has been great."— Adam Hoge (@AdamHoge) July 29, 2013
What has caught your eye so far about Training Camp?
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