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As far as who was starting today...
With Kyle Long recovering from an illness, Eben Britton started at right guard. On the defensive side of the ball, the first team safeties were Ryan Mundy and rookie Brock Vereen. They began the team portion of practice in nickel, so Tim Jennings was inside at nickelback with rookie Kyle Fuller starting at corner. The middle linebacker was Jon Bostic.
The Bears lined defensive end Lamarr Houston up at defensive tackle on a few snaps with defensive end Willie Young in at LDE.
When they went to their base 4-3 defense, it was D.J. Williams at the Mike and Shea McClellin at the Sam.
Fuller picked off both veteran back up quarterbacks and he was also beat down the right sideline by speedy wide out Chris Williams.
Speaking of the two vet QBs, Jimmy Clausen and Jordan Palmer split reps with the twos, while rookie David Fales was working with the threes and fours.
Three players weren't dressed today: OG Kyle Long, and safeties Chris Conte and Craig Steltz.
Now for some quick hitting tweets from camp.
Fans at #Bears camp getting a taste of Trestman’s new practice routine. Music blaring. ACDC’s Thunderstruck is blasting right now.— Adam Jahns (@adamjahns) July 25, 2014
As you can see/hear, lots of music these days. https://t.co/kP5iRaKcV3— Michael C. Wright (@mikecwright) July 25, 2014
Catch of camp so far: Vintage high grab by Alshon Jeffery along the sideline in traffic.— Zach Zaidman (@ZachZaidman) July 25, 2014
Trestman on Palmer & Clausen being INT'd by Fuller: We don't know whether it's the quarterbacks' fault at this point. The tape will tell.— Rich Campbell (@Rich_Campbell) July 25, 2014
For the record, Jay Cutler threw a pick as well.
Eric Weems & Sherrick McManis have a brief shoving match after the whistle during 11-on-11. #Bears— Jeff Dickerson (@ESPNChiBears) July 25, 2014
Been covering this team a while but still always kind of surprised with Cutler's arm strength. He's unleashed some bombs today.— Michael C. Wright (@mikecwright) July 25, 2014
Bears OL position drills: https://t.co/URRYV7fWJQ— Rich Campbell (@Rich_Campbell) July 25, 2014
Josh Morgan returning kicks. He’s a newcomer to the #Bears KR competition. I don’t recall him returning any kicks during OTAs and minicamp— Jeremy Stoltz (@BearReport) July 25, 2014
Jordan Lynch has got some real burst.— Michael C. Wright (@mikecwright) July 25, 2014
Jared Allen on his first #Bears training camp practice: "Long. Goodness, I flashed back to coach Vermeil. Three hours. Whoa."— Zach Zaidman (@ZachZaidman) July 25, 2014
What are your thoughts after the first practice?
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