The mandatory Chicago Bears minicamp is over... and it ended on an unexpected note.
Head coach John Fox had his team stretch and get warmed up, then he gathered his troops and cancelled practice. The team and the media all cheered and that's a wrap.
There will be no more football practice news and notes until the Bears open training camp on July 27 (report day) at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Illinois. (See the full schedule here)
If all the players stay safe and healthy, we've got 42 days until we get some actual Bears news.
They still have an opening on the 90 man roster, so once they fill that we'll fill you in. The Bears did have four try out players practicing with the team the last few days, so they may fill the spot relatively soon.
In case you missed the minicamp news and notes from Tuesday or Wednesday, you can click here and here.
The big news to come out of camp was the fractured foot by wide out Marquess Wilson.
John Fox on canceling Bears practice today: "They earned it." pic.twitter.com/Pl0ABWN2Dg— Kevin Fishbain (@kfishbain) June 16, 2016
John Fox re-watched the Bears' 2015 OTAs. He sees this team looking a lot better. "It's much more competitive. Much more high speed."— Chris Emma (@CEmma670) June 16, 2016
John Fox: "One of our better competitions this offseason has been Akiem and Kyle Long." Hicks recently said: "Iron sharpens iron." #Bears— Chris Emma (@CEmma670) June 16, 2016
And how about a little national perspective on the Bears...
Hearing some very positive news on the #Bears '16 defense...Goldman, Hicks, ILB's, pass rushers, young corners.— Louis Riddick (@LRiddickESPN) June 16, 2016
What has caught your interest this offseason about the Chicago Bears.