Before we get into today's training camp recap we wanted to know which one of our readers have traveled the furthest to attend Chicago Bears training camp in Bourbonnais. If you've made it out to Olivet Nazarene University this year for camp let us know how far you had to travel.
For those of you wondering just how far the 90 Chicago players and coaches had to travel to not only become Bears, but to attend camp in Bourbonnais, you can check out this neat infographic that was developed by Olivet Nazarene. To see each path taken, just click on the name.
Now we'll get down to the nitty-gritty.
Even though Kyle Long was cleared to return to practice following his viral infection, he'll need to condition for a couple days before he can get the pads on and hit someone.
With Long out and Eben Britton missing with a hamstring injury (day to day) , it was Brian de le Puente getting first team reps at right guard.
Cornerback Tim Jennings (quad) was participating at practice and safety Danny McCray began practice with the first string again. Head coach Marc Trestman felt the good work put in by McCray in camp so far warranted some time with the ones. McCray had 10 starts during his time in Dallas, so he's not without experience.
Now on to some tweets...
#Bears practicing with electronic crowd noise even though there's a real crowd at practice.— Zach Zaidman (@ZachZaidman) July 31, 2014
Attendance through first 6 practices has been around 47k— Michael C. Wright (@mikecwright) July 31, 2014
Marshall and Jeffery with drops in first drill. Trestman grumpy. Push-ups aplenty— Patrick Finley (@patrickfinley) July 31, 2014
Matt Forte dropped a 3rd ball moments after the WRs dropped theirs...
No timetable for Eben Britton's return from a hamstring injury. Told me yesterday he didn't think it was too bad— Patrick Finley (@patrickfinley) July 31, 2014
Jimmy Clausen is getting the second-team reps today, but we're not supposed to look into that.— Kevin Fishbain (@kfishbain) July 31, 2014
Lance Briggs: "Shea's a smart player and he's athletic and he's been around the ball a lot...It's only a matter of time for him.."— Zach Zaidman (@ZachZaidman) July 31, 2014
Kind of a quiet day from the Bears' beat writers. I wonder if someone was distracting them?