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Chicago Bears rookie mini camp day 1 tidbits

The Chicago Bears began a three day rookie mini camp today and we've got a few interesting tidbits for you. Mel Tucker and Marc Trestman addressed the media and we've got those highlights too.

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Earlier this morning at the Walter Payton Center of Halas Hall, the Chicago Bears began a three day rookie mini camp. All eight newly signed draft picks were in attendance, as were the nine undrafted free agents the Bears locked up after the draft. There were also eight first year pros, along with 38 players on a try out basis.

Here's the full list as tweeted out by Adam Hoge.

Of all the try out players, keep an eye on defensive back Al Louis-Jean of Boston College. The Bears had him in for a workout before the draft, so they obviously see some potential in the 6'2", 195 pounder.

I found it interesting that both Kyle Long and Jordan Mills were at camp helping out the youngsters. That's just solid leadership shown by both veterans.

The Bears draft pick that drew the most confusion over draft weekend was probably punter Pat O'Donnell. Some fans wondered the point in drafting a punter, but when the punter can boom it like this...

... you can see why Phil Emery went special teams with one of his 6th round picks.

Defensive coordinator Mel Tucker addressed the media for the first time in a very long time, and thanks to twitter, here are a few highlights.



And speaking of Pasqualoni...

Marc Trestman addressed the media as well...

That's a lot of info we just threw at you, but let us know what you think so far.