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Chicago Bears training camp 2014: August 10 open thread

The final stretch of training camp starts today, with the first of three consecutive practices.

Jonathan Daniel

After the Friday evening victory in Soldier Field against the Philadelphia Eagles to open the preseason (if you missed them, have a peek at Scribbles and our roundup in the Saturday and Sunday Dens), the Bears took yesterday off and return to practice at training camp this afternoon. Guess who's back?

Reportedly given a warm welcome by his teammates and hopefully a little wiser and hungry for reps, Martellus Bennett remains locked in as the starting tight end.  Zach Miller (our Zach Miller, not the other Zach Miller) turned heads with his two-TD performance against the Eagles, though, perhaps offering a glimmer of hope that the team won't miss Fendi Onobun nearly as much as we all feared.

In other news, Brian de la Puente has a grade 2 MCL sprain and will be out for a couple of weeks, Jordan Mills was seen sporting a walking boot on his foot, Chris Conte and Craig Steltz could be back in action as early as this week, and we'll whether Chris Williams' hamstring keeps him out.

There are plenty of other storylines to follow, including the safety rotation, the backup quarterbacks and running backs, and whether Shea McClellin and/or Jon Bostic get moved around in the defensive packages following Friday's performances.  We'll have the usual recap post later today.

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.

Sez Les:

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

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Sez Schweickert:

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