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Chicago Bears training camp 2014: August 01 open thread

DJ Williams' phobia of the omnipresent exercise balls is becoming increasingly evident to his teammates.

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Another practice, another bottom-of-the-roster change as the Bears waive OT Cody Booth (UDFA out of Temple) and replace him with OT Dennis Roland, who has started 30 games and made 71 appearances for the Cincinnati Bengals over the past six seasons.  After Mike North's careful reasoning I thought perhaps they might be bringing in Tim Tebow, but... no.

If you missed them or need a refresher, catch up with yesterday's open thread and/or practice recap; for the latest Chicago Bears news, take a peek at the Bears Den.

Lester will have the usual summary of key events and observations from practice for you later.  In the meantime, feel free to share your thoughts and any interesting tweets that you see in this open thread.

Force of habit: article pic in hi-res.


Be sure to check out Sam's pre-training camp concerns and storylines and Lester's ongoing training camp battles series.

A few words from Lester, taken from last year's training camp open threads:

The website has everything you need to know about Training Camp here.

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Now enjoy the open thread!

Steven Schweickert, rhomboid:

Open Thread Responsibly (TM).