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Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery and head coach Marc Trestman met the media today in advance of tomorrow's reporting day for Training Camp. Thanks to the wonderful world of Twitter, we'll bring you some of the highlights.

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Tomorrow the Chicago Bears will report to training camp on the campus of Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Illinois. For the full camp schedule including directions to camp you can click here.

Earlier today general manager Phil Emery and head coach Marc Trestman met the media and we'll highlight some of the pertinent info via twitter right after we we run down the health of the players.

It's being reported that offensive guard Kyle Long has a viral infection and will not be ready to go on Thursday. Long's infection is not contagious and he will be at camp. The team will reevaluate him in a week. Free safety Chris Conte is still rehabbing from his shoulder surgery and will begin on the PUP list, but Phil Emery expects him back around August 8th.

Offensive linemen Matt Slauson and Jordan Mills are both expected to be cleared for Friday's practice, as is safety Craig Steltz. Newly signed safety Adrian Wilson, who missed last season with a Haglunds Deformity, is fully healed and impressed with his "burst" at his private workout back in June.

Now on to the Twitter to see what Emery and Trestman had to say, and we'll check in with a few of the players that are already at camp as well.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Let <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Bears?src=hash">#Bears</a> camp begin: <a href="http://t.co/0XDFiwQXEW">pic.twitter.com/0XDFiwQXEW</a></p>&mdash; Adam Jahns (@adamjahns) <a href="https://twitter.com/adamjahns/statuses/492022057723363329">July 23, 2014</a></blockquote>

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First up some quarterback tweets...

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Marc Trestman on Jay Cutler: &quot;He’s gone about carrying himself like a quarterback should in this league.&quot; <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Bears?src=hash">#Bears</a></p>&mdash; Adam Jahns (@adamjahns) <a href="https://twitter.com/adamjahns/statuses/492053066384822272">July 23, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Bears?src=hash">#Bears</a> coach Marc Trestman says Jordan Palmer still has 1st crack at No. 2 QB job ahead of Jimmy Clausen, David Fales.</p>&mdash; Brad Biggs (@BradBiggs) <a href="https://twitter.com/BradBiggs/statuses/492029494710915072">July 23, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>LM: Emery on Jimmy Clausen: &quot;He&#39;s got a chip on his shoulder. He wants to prove himself.&quot; <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ChiBearsLive?src=hash">#ChiBearsLive</a></p>&mdash; Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChicagoBears/statuses/492031009047588864">July 23, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Cutler says the backup QB competition will be determined in the preseason games. &quot;I&#39;m going to get a lot of the reps this camp,&quot; he said.</p>&mdash; Zach Zaidman (@ZachZaidman) <a href="https://twitter.com/ZachZaidman/statuses/492050515853709312">July 23, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Yes Jay Cutler is already at camp, as are all the rookies who arrived together on a bus. And speaking of the bus...

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Bears?src=hash">#Bears</a> DT Jeremiah Ratliff hangin with the rookies , down on the rookie bus.</p>&mdash; John Mullin (@CSNMoonMullin) <a href="https://twitter.com/CSNMoonMullin/statuses/492015470845767680">July 23, 2014</a></blockquote>

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So that's Jay, the rookies and Ratliff, but who was the first Bear to report?

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>First <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Bears?src=hash">#Bears</a> player to report to Bourbonnais today: Roberto Garza. The veteran center checked in first thing in the morning.</p>&mdash; Zach Zaidman (@ZachZaidman) <a href="https://twitter.com/ZachZaidman/statuses/492012770477371392">July 23, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Old School Garza setting the tone.

Now on to some random defense tweets...

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Bears?src=hash">#Bears</a>&#39; two safety positions are interchangeable, Trestman said.</p>&mdash; Patrick Finley (@patrickfinley) <a href="https://twitter.com/patrickfinley/statuses/492033288421122048">July 23, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>LM: Emery says safety competition will be involved in &quot;wide-open battle.&quot; <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ChiBearsLive?src=hash">#ChiBearsLive</a></p>&mdash; Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChicagoBears/statuses/492022882487136257">July 23, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Emery: <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Bears?src=hash">#Bears</a> gotta decide between keeping 9 and 10 d-linemen, with as many as 6 DEs</p>&mdash; Patrick Finley (@patrickfinley) <a href="https://twitter.com/patrickfinley/statuses/492022479246737409">July 23, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Emery: &quot;Lot of unsettled positions&quot; when referencing linebackers. &quot;They all can play various roles&quot; with exception of WLB Briggs</p>&mdash; Brad Biggs (@BradBiggs) <a href="https://twitter.com/BradBiggs/statuses/492022628819820544">July 23, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Bears?src=hash">#Bears</a> HC Trestman - Jon Bostic will open camp at MLB in nickel - still competing w/ DJ Williams for no. 1 MLB, and with Shea McClellin SLB</p>&mdash; John Mullin (@CSNMoonMullin) <a href="https://twitter.com/CSNMoonMullin/statuses/492025752443826176">July 23, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Emery and Trestman both mention Adrian Wilson’s conditioning. Could be his biggest hurdle to a starting spot. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Bears?src=hash">#Bears</a></p>&mdash; Jeremy Stoltz (@BearReport) <a href="https://twitter.com/BearReport/statuses/492033040361615360">July 23, 2014</a></blockquote>

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And now a few about the offensive side of the ball...

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Emery says it&#39;s very unsettled who the backup RB will be.</p>&mdash; Adam Hoge (@AdamHoge) <a href="https://twitter.com/AdamHoge/statuses/492023172263186432">July 23, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Emery feels &quot;competitive mix&quot; is better at tight end this season and alludes to chance of adding TE&#39;s as process plays out.</p>&mdash; Brad Biggs (@BradBiggs) <a href="https://twitter.com/BradBiggs/statuses/492023299745259520">July 23, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Bears?src=hash">#Bears</a> HC Trestman - &quot;Im not worried about anything&quot; as far as the offense goes - interesting move from prove-it status of Cutler last yr</p>&mdash; John Mullin (@CSNMoonMullin) <a href="https://twitter.com/CSNMoonMullin/statuses/492027027776499712">July 23, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Asked Phil Emery about WRs behind Marshall and Jeffery. Said <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Bears?src=hash">#Bears</a> are always lookin&#39; for guys, but praised &quot;talent&quot; of Marquess Wilson</p>&mdash; Patrick Finley (@patrickfinley) <a href="https://twitter.com/patrickfinley/statuses/492035069884653568">July 23, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Emery points to pass protection as key for Jordan Lynch to make team. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Bears?src=hash">#Bears</a></p>&mdash; Jeremy Stoltz (@BearReport) <a href="https://twitter.com/BearReport/statuses/492035584769024000">July 23, 2014</a></blockquote>

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And lastly a few hodgepodge tweets about camp...

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Emery: &quot;Best competitive level&quot; of his 3 years at <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Bears?src=hash">#Bears</a> camp</p>&mdash; Patrick Finley (@patrickfinley) <a href="https://twitter.com/patrickfinley/statuses/492024844104380416">July 23, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>LM: Emery: &quot;Our goal as an organization is to win championships ... That&#39;s what we&#39;re focused on.&quot; <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ChiBearsLive?src=hash">#ChiBearsLive</a></p>&mdash; Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChicagoBears/statuses/492033519921930240">July 23, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Bears?src=hash">#Bears</a> HC Trestman - 1&#39;s will go against 1&#39;s in practices this camp - meaning Chas Tillman vs a Brandon Marshall, other matchups</p>&mdash; John Mullin (@CSNMoonMullin) <a href="https://twitter.com/CSNMoonMullin/statuses/492024639564943361">July 23, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>LM: Emery says it&#39;s very difficult to have return man only who doesn&#39;t play another position. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ChiBearsLive?src=hash">#ChiBearsLive</a></p>&mdash; Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChicagoBears/statuses/492029967170297856">July 23, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Bears?src=hash">#Bears</a>&#39; Marc Trestman: &quot;We’ve got to turn paper into performance&quot; That sounds like a Tribe Called Quest line</p>&mdash; Patrick Finley (@patrickfinley) <a href="https://twitter.com/patrickfinley/statuses/492051137722208256">July 23, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Trestman says the talent level of this year&#39;s roster is better than in 2013. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Bears?src=hash">#Bears</a></p>&mdash; Jeremy Stoltz (@BearReport) <a href="https://twitter.com/BearReport/statuses/492026826940628992">July 23, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Highlight of the day? Jay Cutler, now a family man, drives a conversion van.</p>&mdash; Adam Jahns (@adamjahns) <a href="https://twitter.com/adamjahns/statuses/492060218381975553">July 23, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Emery says there are 43 new players on this year&#39;s <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Bears?src=hash">#Bears</a> roster.</p>&mdash; Jeremy Stoltz (@BearReport) <a href="https://twitter.com/BearReport/statuses/492023636434235392">July 23, 2014</a></blockquote>

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What are your thoughts on the presser and what are you excited to see once camp kicks off?