[Video] ChicagoBears.com - Marc Trestman addresses the media at Halas Hall to discuss the first day of Rookie Minicamp.
Lynch's transition off to smooth start - Larry Mayer: Former NIU QB Jordan Lynch looked and felt comfortable at RB during his first NFL practice Friday as the Bears kicked off their rookie minicamp; [Video] addresses media. Moon Mullin: Understands route into NFL may lie on kick coverage.
Tucker discusses scheme, personnel - Larry Mayer: With the Bears starting their rookie minicamp, DC Mel Tucker spoke about the scheme, Shea McClellin's move to LB, and the team's draft picks; [Video].
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Bears 2014 Rookie Minicamp, day 1
Bears eye big changes on defense - Michael C. Wright: Coaches plan to cross train all the D-linemen for flexibility within the scheme. Rich Campbell: What gets implemented will depend on players' abilities.
Tucker, Pasqualoni work with rookies in new Bears 'D' - Kevin Fishbain: In his first time on the field running a defense since the season ended, Tucker no longer has to use Lovie Smith’s concepts. The scheme will be different and this is his defense.
Bears DB coach has 8 to evaluate at minicamp - Arthur Arkush: Jon Hoke is aware of the challenges facing 66 rookies and first-year players who arrived at Halas Hall for rookie minicamp with little or no familiarity with many of their peers.
Bears rookies begin steps toward filling 'positions of need' - Moon Mullin: Call it "freshman orientation, NFL-style" but the Bears want to see what they have sooner rather than later in a rookie class selected not to be backups, but to make an impact in the 2014 season.
Team notes - Adam Hoge: Christian Jones acknowledges failed drug test, primarily working at SAM; coaching staff taking practice seriously; more from the first day of rookie minicamp. Michael C. Wright: Bears bring in 38 for tryouts.
Bears rookies involved in some startling first impressions - Moon Mullin: Adam Podlesh occasionally hit the 85-feet-high roof of the Walter Payton Center; Pat O’Donnell began his Bears career putting ball after ball into it.
Team notes - Kevin Fishbain & Arthur Arkush with observations from day 1 of rookie minicamp: TE Dustin Greenwell (workout player from St. Francis) was catching everything in sight. Some impressive grabs away from his body, including one from Fales well behind him.
[Video] View from the Moon - Recapping Day 1 of Bears' minicamp. Can fans expect a week 1 rookie starter?
Ego Ferguson tackling new job with enthusiasm - Dan Wiederer: 2nd-round draft pick soaking up atmosphere at rookie minicamp and eager to learn nuances of being pro DT. Moon Mullin: Ferguson pick a decided emphasis on upside rather than being a safe pick.
Fales could be attractive option for Bears - James Neveau: Sixth round pick out of San Jose State has already shown many of the qualities that the Bears are potentially looking for in a back-up QB.
[Video] CSNChicago discussion - Which Bears rookie defender will help the most?
[Video] ChicagoBears.com - A few of the Bears rookies reflect on their first practice as a member of the Bears at Rookie Minicamp. [Den tip: Try to avert your eyes from Mike Mulligan in the background of Will Sutton talking to the media.]
Photos of Bears' rookie minicamp from ChicagoBears.com and the Tribune.
Bears Q&A: Miami head coach on Pat O'Donnell - Dan Wiederer: Al Golden offered up his assessment of O’Donnell’s NFL potential and the areas of his game that need improvement.
Four Downs - Jeff Dickerson and Michael C. Wright on whether safety is still a major concern, if the Bears should have drafted a punter, and what to expect from Jordan Lynch this season.
[Video] ESPN - Phil Emery talks to Carmen & Jurko about the team's decision to move Shea McClellin to the linebacker position.
Bears doing noisy things - Luis Gomez: Kyle Long and Jermon Bushrod treated patrons at Timothy O’Toole’s in Gurnee to a couple [of. of.] tunes Wednesday at the bar’s karaoke night.
Sun-Times Bears section here.
X&Os: NFL 101 series - Matt Bowen's breakdown of the basics of the power-running game.
What's next after the draft? - Greg Gabriel: The draft is over, but that doesn't mean the work is finished for rookies or NFL personnel departments.
Know thy enemy: Vikings - Ben Goessling: Vikings 2014 rookie minicamp primer; big hopes for McKinnon. Dan Pompei: How Vikings decided Bridgewater was right fit. [1. The Browns passed him over in favour of a different QB... - Den]
Know thy enemy: Lions - Michael Rothstein: First-round draft pick Eric Ebron excited and awed to find himself lining up alongside Calvin Johnson. [Probably just as pleased to find himself lining up against Lions' secondary - Den]