We're bringing you a little extra dose of camp stories this weekend, cause there's quite a bit to discuss...
DT Marcus Harrison has finally hit the practice field. After missing the first five days of camp due to reporting overweight... again... Harrison passed his physical and returned to practice during last night's Family Fest - er, last night's late night practice session at Olivet Nazarene.
LB Brian Urlacher still doesn't know why the Bears don't have FieldTurf. The big lug sounded off after last night's debacle...
"It's a joke," Urlacher said. "I don't understand (why) they can't have the field ready. It sucks for the fans because I'm sure it was a pain in the butt to get down there with all the traffic and everything. I think coach (Lovie Smith) did the right thing in not letting us practice on that stuff."
"I don't understand why we don't have FieldTurf yet," Urlacher said. "We're a fast team. We play fast on FieldTurf. ... The injury issues (with FieldTurf) aren't as bad as they used to be."
Soldier Field general manager Tim LeFevour blamed conditions last night on the field not being watered enough but claims the field will be ready for the first preseason game against the Bills.
Also, the Park District decided they should blame the Bears for not cancelling practice fast enough. Good luck with that.
Oh, right, football, remember that?
WR Johnny Knox is putting his extra bulk to use. The receiver, after criticism that he wasn't physical enough, added some extra muscle and has really gotten pushed by Peanut Tillman to be a better receiver. According to Jensen...
"That was my goal, to get bigger, so I could do better things on the field."
Alas, Knox sat out today with some back tightness, which is claimed to be not serious.
Apparently TE Kellen Davis has this receiving thing down... He even catches passes like Greg Olsen - catch and be unable to keep footing. Joking aside, Davis has been working with the ones as the receiving option from the tight end spot.
A lot of good defensive plays... Bowman breaking up passes, Anthony Adams batting down passes, and apparently Wootton has been having a very good week.
In other wide receiver news, Andy Fantuz is being shown up by an undrafted rookie. Sanzenbacher Sickness, catch it!
Any worries about Williams and Cutler meshing? Sounds like they're already great buddies. [Two links]
"He's going to get it done. I want the city of Chicago to believe in this guy and back him up..."
"... Of course he's gonna make mistakes. Who doesn't? He's my guy."
And according to Biggs, Corey Graham has been working out as the backup nickel back. What was that about wanting an opportunity to start?
Anything else going on with camp that you want to discuss? This is your training camp post; have at it!