Chicago Bears Training Camp: 8/7 Practice Recap

Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Bears had another 9am practice this morning, so we have another lunchtime recap. Enjoy, and what's for lunch?

A lot was made the last couple of days about the defensive line batting down passes, and how that's something they shouldn't be doing. I touched on it yesterday, but in case you missed it, I'll hit on it again.

On game day, the offensive line will be cutting down the defenders at the line of scrimmage, but in practice you never cut your teammates. It's a safety issue. Cutting the defensive line will allow clearer passing lanes for the quarterback to see through.

One other no-no in practice is even getting too close to a QB when he's throwing. Pass rushers usually run by the QB, being sure to avoid his follow through. During games you always see a QB hitting his hand on a helmet, or shoulder pad after he releases the ball. The last thing you'd want to see happen to your starting QB break a finger on his throwing hand during the team portion of practice.

Here are the players that didn't participate in Wednesday's practice.
LB - D.J. Williams (calf strain)
WR - Earl Bennett has a concussion and will not play on Friday against Carolina.
OT - Jonathan Scott (knee)
DE - Julius Peppers (excused)
CB/NB - Kelvin Hayden is out for the year with a torn hamstring. This is a tough loss as Hayden was the starting nickle, and he was the primary back up at corner.

Chris Conte, Henry Melton, and Jermon Bushrod were a bit limited today.

What are your thoughts about today's practice.

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