After having a number of special guests attended Chicago Bears' training camp yesterday, today saw the NFL Network's Michael Irvin and musclebound referee Ed Hochuli (and crew) attend camp.
We'll just get this one out of the way early...
Practice over. #Bears with a big win.— Zach Zaidman (@ZachZaidman) August 6, 2015
For those of you counting, the Bears are undefeated so far this offseason.
Rookie wide out Kevin White remains on the PUP list, but he spent a 2nd consecutive day chatting it up with an NFL All Time Great.
That's Hall of Fame WR Michael Irvin with #Bears rookie WR Kevin White at Bears training camp. pic.twitter.com/5MHXUq6zUd— Mark Potash (@MarkPotash) August 6, 2015
Some are getting concerned about White's status, but a quick check of WebMd says that a recovery time of "3 to 6 months is not unusual" for shin splints. Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network says there's a real possibility that White begins the season on the PUP list.
If the Bears are being extra cautious with their 1st round investment, then so be it. There's no need to rush the 23 year old back to the field.
Chicago GM Ryan Pace says that White could begin some light running next week and head coach John Fox says that White has "no symptoms" at this time.
Other Bears not practicing today;
T/G Michael Ola hurt his knee yesterday and will be out about a week according to head coach John Fox.
QB David Fales remains out, but he's about a week away according to Fox.
DE Ego Ferguson was excused for personal reasons, with reports having him at LSU today.
Rookie tackle Tayo Fabuluje left practice early again with an asthma issue.
OLB Willie Young, who has been limited, is now starting to participate in team drills. Here's Young putting in some individual work.
Fun with Vine: Willie Young working with OLB coach Clint Hurtt https://t.co/oqPTxWbVlP— Kevin Fishbain (@kfishbain) August 6, 2015
After struggling much of the day yesterday, these Tweets about the offense were good to see.
Good start for the offense today. Cutler with another TD pass to Royal. About a 25-30 yard fade to the back corner. #Bears— Adam Hoge (@AdamHoge) August 6, 2015
#Bears offense looking much better today after defensive dominance yesterday. Cutler looks very sharp.— Adam Jahns (@adamjahns) August 6, 2015
Martellus Bennett does a brief end zone dance after scoring a TD during 11-on-11.— Jeff Dickerson (@DickersonESPN) August 6, 2015
#Bears QB Jay Cutler threads deep crossing route to Eddie Royal after back-to-back sideline completions to Alshon Jeffery, Marquess Wilson.— Bob LeGere (@BobLeGere) August 6, 2015
For two plays, the Jimmy Clausen to Marc Mariani connection was on fleek. #analysis— Kevin Fishbain (@kfishbain) August 6, 2015
I'll admit, I had to Google fleek. I had no idea Kevin Fishbain was so hip.
#Bears QB Jay Cutler continues to look sharp in 11-on-11. Has not been intercepted in camp yet in 7 practices.— Bob LeGere (@BobLeGere) August 6, 2015
This camp has been much more physical than in years past.
Where other teams are pulling back reigns the Bears definitely have the opposite mindset, especially in the trenches— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) August 6, 2015
Super intense goal line drill taking place at practice right now. John Fox as animated as he's been in camp. Fun for fans here at ONU.— Zach Zaidman (@ZachZaidman) August 6, 2015
Practice ends with RB Daniel Thomas running over S Anthony Jefferson at the goal line for a TD. #Bears— Adam Hoge (@AdamHoge) August 6, 2015
Thomas has an outside shot at sticking on the roster because at 6'1", 235 pounds, he gives the offense a different dimension.
And we may as well end this recap on a positive note from FOX Sports' Jay Glazer.
Just leaving bears camp, I've known john fox for 2 decades - never seen him this excited about a group of players he's starting with— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) August 6, 2015
What are some of your training camp thoughts so far?
* And on a side note, if any of you guys at training camp happen to snap a good quality picture, tweet them along to us. The pictures we have available to us are in small supply.