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Bears vs. Colts Practice recap day 2: Charles Leno worked with the starters today at right tackle

If we were handing out wins and losses today, you'd have to chalk up another W for Indy. The big news for the Bears is a possible shake up on the offensive line. For news on that and much more, here's the recap from the 2nd Bears vs. Colts joint practice...

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The Chicago Bears held their 2nd and final joint practice with the Indianapolis Colts earlier today, and just like the 1st day, there were no big skirmishes between the two teams. Indianapolis head coach Chuck Pagano says there are 'tons of pluses' with the joint practices and since the two teams are so close that it's 'something we'd love to do' every year.

Bears' head coach John Fox said of all the joint practices he's been involved with through the years, this one worked out the best from a logistics standpoint.

Wide outs Kevin White and Alshon Jefffery remained sidelined and they were joined by OLB Jared Allen who was just getting a veteran rest day. Other walking wounded Bears were RB Daniel Thomas, OL Jason Weaver and CB Tracy Porter.

DL Brandon Dunn left early due to a bruised quad, OLB Pernell McPhee didn't finish practice because of a knee injury and RT Jordan Mills didn't finish because of a calf injury. Before Mills left practice he was seen working with the twos, which meant that 2nd year pro Charles Leno Jr. was getting reps with the starters.

I want to make this clear, it's widely reported that Leno was running with the 1s before the Mills injury.

Mills allowed a sack that was negated by a penalty against the Dolphins on Thursday and he also jumped off-sides on the very first play of that game. There is an opportunity here for Leno to take hold of the starting RT spot.

With the offense and defense practicing on different fields, Chicago head coach John Fox spent time with his offense after watching his defense work yesterday. Bears' GM Ryan Pace was observing his defense match-up against Andrew Luck and the Colts' O today.

I talked about this yesterday, but it's worth another mention. The Colts are obviously the more talented team from top to bottom, so by getting an up close look at their depth this week, Chicago's coaches and scouts may be thinking about a few Colts that would fit on their team once cuts are announced.

Before I get into some quick hitting tweets from practice, I wanted to share a couple of radio spots I did the last two days.

Here's one from Tuesday,

... and one from yesterday.

Now on to practice...

Bears' corner Sherrick McManis, who has been getting practice reps both outside and in the slot, continues his solid play in a push for more playing time.

Jay Cutler and the Bears' O struggled a bit today.

But it wasn't all bad.

We finally have some nuggets about ILB Jon Bostic, some good...

... some bad.

In ex-Bears news, Tom Nelson, who was in camp with the Bears in 2013 as a safety, is now reviving his career as a wide out for the Ravens.

Nelson grew up a Bears fan in nearby Arlington Heights, Illinois.

For those Bears' fans that are frustrated with the vagueness from John Fox when it comes to injured Bears, it sounds like the Colts' Chuck Pagano is the same way.

Here's a Tout video from Arthur Arkush featuring his dad, Hub, who is one of the new Bears postgame hosts on The Score.

And another from Arkush featuring McPhee.

I had no idea Tout was still a thing.


What were your impressions on the joint practices?