After two straight days of flaring tempers at the joint practices between the Chicago Bears and the New England Patriots, today was quite boring. Sure it was only a helmet/shorts walk-through, but I was hoping Bears’ Chairman George McCaskey would open up another can of Whoop-Ass on some unsuspecting Patriots. I was waiting to read a Tweet about an RKO outta nowhere on ex-Bear and current Patriot Martellus Bennett, but nothing was brewing today.
On the Bears’ injury front, it was good to see tight end Zach Miller back practicing. Fox said he was still in concussion protocol, but since Miller has spoken to the media I suspect he has been cleared and yesterday’s doctor appointment was just a precautionary thing.
Inside linebacker Danny Trevathan and defensive back Bryce Callahan were not practicing again today. Trevathan missed yesterday for a rest day (So is he still resting?) and Callahan had a muscle strain.
With corner Kyle Fuller also not making the trip to New England, the Bears should get a good look at second year pros De'Vante Bausby and Jacoby Glenn, rookie Deiondre' Hall, and safety Demontre Hurst will probably get some reps at nickle.
The Bears and Patriots play tomorrow night at 7pm Central.
Here a a few tweets from today’s uneventful practice...
Kevin White, Alshon Jeffery working with #Bears website writer Larry Mayer for second day on sideline. This time over-the-shoulder catches.— Adam Jahns (@adamjahns) August 17, 2016
Kevin White critiques Larry Mayer's throwing motion: "Bad balls, hey, listen. Yeah. But he’s all right though. He’s helping us get better."— Patrick Finley (@patrickfinley) August 17, 2016
#Patriots are practicing the “last-second kickoff return with 15 laterals” play. No detail too small...— Ben Volin (@BenVolin) August 17, 2016
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In case you may have missed it in today’s Bears Den, here’s the debut episode of my new weekly Podcast, T Formation Conversation.
There are actually two of us Chicago Bears’ writers with shows on Bears Sports Radio, you can also listen to Halas Intrigue featuring Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun Times.