The Chicago Bears started another OTA session today that will finish up tomorrow. The next time the team meets up it will be on June 14-16 for their mandatory minicamp. Players missing today were Alshon Jeffery, Manny Ramirez, Pernell McPhee, Leonard Floyd, Kyle Fuller and Ted Larsen. Jeffery was missing just like he has been all offseaosn, Floyd was in Georgia dealing with a family matter and McPhee is still rehabbing his knee.
Rookie running back Jordan Howard and wide out Eddie Royal were both limited. Howard tweaked his hamstring at rookie minicamp and although he is able to do some running, he hopes to be a full participant at practice next week.
Newly signed rookie defensive lineman Jonathan Bullard was one of a few Bears that met the media today and he was happy his contract was finally done, "It's about time. Dream come true." Bullard also talked about playing the 5 technique defensive end and setting the edge, saying he's currently working on his stance, footwork and reads.
Here are a few other quick hitting Tweets from the OTA.
Jonathan Bullard says coaches are adjusting his technique... But expects to help early even on special teams #bears pic.twitter.com/3DKYdYwV2r— EvanFitzgerald Fox32 (@EvanWFitzgerald) June 8, 2016
Eddie Royal likes what Kevin White can do. "Just seeing how big and fast and strong he is, I think he can make a lot of big plays for us."— Chris Emma (@CEmma670) June 8, 2016
#Bears WR Eddie Royal: "We want to win. Potential is not enough."— Zach Zaidman (@ZachZaidman) June 8, 2016
Reporter to #Bears WR Eddie Royal: Do you see Kevin White being a key piece of the offense this year?— Zach Zaidman (@ZachZaidman) June 8, 2016
Royal: "I hope so."
Eddie Royal thinks last year's injury issues are behind him. Says offense has potential but needs to prove it #bears pic.twitter.com/usHryT38qS— EvanFitzgerald Fox32 (@EvanWFitzgerald) June 8, 2016
Bears players have been very impressed with Akiem Hicks. Said Jonathan Bullard: "He moves way better than I expected (for being) that big."— Chris Emma (@CEmma670) June 8, 2016
Rookie Jonathan Bullard sees Danny Trevathan as a leader for the Bears defense. "He knows what it takes. When he speaks, I listen."— Chris Emma (@CEmma670) June 8, 2016
Goldman says he's down 15 pounds this spring. "Fewer cheat days... Less Buffalo Wild Wings." @foxkickoff @foxkickoff pic.twitter.com/IGDMZ3IiOf— EvanFitzgerald Fox32 (@EvanWFitzgerald) June 8, 2016
#Bears first training camp practice in Bourbonnais is in 50 days.— Zach Zaidman (@ZachZaidman) June 8, 2016
Bears players speak highly of OC Dowell Loggains. He brings a lively personality and attention to detail, plus his play calls come natural.— Chris Emma (@CEmma670) June 8, 2016
What are some of your Bears' thoughts?