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Last night marked the Bears' annual Family Fest practice, and there are still practice highlights to give!
Last night marks the first scheduled evening practice of the year (rain-adjustments notwithstanding...), and there were some developments and such, so let's not waste any time and get back into it...
Once again, Jermon Bushrod and Jonathan Scott didn't practice. Neither was Jamaal Anderson, still out with his knee injury. And neither was D.J. Williams.
Corey Wootton, however, came back to the lineup after his hip injury. He was a bit limited; Shea McClellin was seeing time at the left end spot.
No field issues this year. Though they will re-sod the field before the season opener on September 8.
Kelvin Hayden came off the field to get his leg looked at - it appears to have been his hamstring. Even just as the nickel back, a loss like Hayden would still mean something - his injury's being evaluated as week-to-week. That being said, we still have over a month until the games matter.
Ah, the offense and defense dichotomy.
James Brown got in with the first offensive line and Jon Bostic stepped into the first middle linebacker spot.
Looks like Alshon Jeffery was taking that Brandon Marshall training seriously; he was working hard on his run-blocking.
Kyle Long got victimized by Shea McClellin on a good speed rush. Long came back to stop Henry Melton later, and Jordan Mills put a nice stop on McClellin.
Sigh. Really? Personally, not a fan.
New tight end Leonard Pope put a stop on Cornelius Washington. Washington later left with an elbow injury.
Julius Peppers left the practice eventually with his own injury. Jeffery was pulled from camp later with tightness in his own hamstring.
This one might actually be a little scary. Earl Bennett left practice with what was originally described as an illness, or not feeling well, but he was undergoing tests for a concussion.
Chris Conte laid a hit into Eric Weems near the end of practice, which didn't make Weems happy, to say the least.
Kyle Long said afterwards it felt like "I was playing in a game."
No practice today for the team, but there is football tonight - the Hall of Fame Game kicks off the preseason with a dose of football-like substance, so we'll have an Open Thread ready for you tonight.