The sixth practice of the Bears' 2014 training camp period today, and we had our first major injury concern yesterday as reserve O-lineman Eben Britton went down with a hamstring issue when facing a pass rush by Jeremiah Ratliff. For all the feisty competition that we're hearing about, it was nice to read that Ratliff - no stranger to lower body injuries himself in recent seasons - showed immediate concern and stayed with Britton until the medical staff carted him off the field.
With Britton classified as day-to-day, the Bears added Lemont native Graham Pocic, who was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Rams last offseason. The 6'7" 310lb lineman is listed as a center but also lined up at guard and tackle for the Fighting Illini, which will have one Steven Schweickert excited. He (Pocic, not Schweickert) takes the place on the 90-man roster of WR Terrence Toliver, who was waived with an injury settlement.
For more news from yesterday's practice you can skim over the open thread, take a look at the practice recap, and of course there's today's Bears Den. Be sure to catch the NFL Network [Video] of analyst and Hall of Fame wide receiver Michael Irvin with the Bears' receivers and Martellus Bennett - it's hugely fun.
As usual, we'll have a recap for you following today's practice. I now declare this open thread open, and may Ditka bless all those who open thread in it.
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