Chicago Bears Training Camp: August 05 Open Thread

Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

...Words fail me.

The Beloved return to practice in Bourbonnais today, with the session being moved up from its scheduled 3.15pm start time to 11.10am due to expected bad weather in the afternoon.

Saturday's Family Fest at Soldier Field took its toll, with Kelvin Hayden straining a hamstring (week-to-week), Earl Bennett being evaluated for a concussion (no word yet), rookie DE Cornelius Washington suffering a strained elbow (day-to-day), and both Alshon Jeffery and Julius Peppers being held out for hamstring tightness. On the plus side, Corey Wootton (hip) was able to participate in individual position drills. Check the recap thread here.

With three days' practice before Carolina (the team breaks camp after Wednesday to travel on Thursday), Isaiah Frey has been turning heads and could benefit from taking advantage of Hayden's absence to fight for a roster spot; possible new #2 blocking TE 6'8" Leonard Pope is a red zone matchup nightmare for DBs; and apparently the Bears offense has been using back-shoulder throws.

What storylines are you watching for from today's practice?

Lester A. Smith: Here's a link to the entire Chicago Bears training camp schedule.

HOWEVA! The Chicago Bears website also has a handy Training Camp FAQ which can be found here.

Please keep in mind that Open Threads are rated WCG-MA, so you may see a naughty word or two in the comment section. Here's a link to our community guidelines so you know what is still out of bounds. It may be an open thread, HOWEVA! we still should act fairly civilized, we're not Yahoos.

Now enjoy the open thread!

Skip Schweickert: Open Thread Responsibly (TM). Also, Tim Tebow is still the best quarterback in the NFL and now I'm just going to sit here and look smug through my narrowed eyes.

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