I know what many of you Chicago Bears’ fans are thinking.
‘Here we go again.’
Bears wide out Alshon Jeffery briefly left practice yesterday with a hamstring ailment and today head coach John Fox informed the media that Jeffery has a “mild” hamstring issue.
We’ll have to wait and see how long this minor injury takes to clear up, but seeing as how it’s very early in camp, my guess is the Bears play it very cautious.
Other Bears reported as sitting out practice were WR Eddie Royal, TE Zach Miller and OL Adrian Bellard. The National Football Post’s Aaron Wilson is reporting that Bellard has a sprained lateral collateral ligament in his right knee and a bone bruise, so he will be signing off on an injury settlement soon.
Inside linebacker Danny Trevathan was back at practice after tweaking his knee yesterday and just to get this out there, rookie Leonard Floyd has been practicing.
Offensive guard Amini Silatolu is off the Physically Unable to Perform list after passing his physical and was back at practice.
This morning on WSCR 670AM, the Chicago Tribune’s Brad Biggs remarked that center Hroniss Grasu appeared to be bigger and stronger, and he was more confident and playing faster. If Grasu is able to understand all the line calls and get them made without having to think, that will be a big plus for the starting offensive line.
Defensive coordinator Vic Fangio met the media today so expect a few quotes from him mixed in with these tweets from camp...
#Bears 1-on-1 pass-block drill: Sam Acho destroys Bobby Massie w/ outside move, whips Charles Leno w/ inside move, stuffed twice by Leno.— Bob LeGere (@BobLeGere) August 4, 2016
Jonathan Bullard is tenacious off the snap. He's viewed as one of the biggest steals of this past draft. Bears got him in the third round.— Chris Emma (@CEmma670) August 4, 2016
#Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio is dancing following a goal line stop by his defense. Clearly his unit is doing well.— Zach Zaidman (@ZachZaidman) August 4, 2016
Rookie RB Jordan Howard runs tough right in front of Bears GM Ryan Pace. He's a force to tackle.— Chris Emma (@CEmma670) August 4, 2016
On OLBs Willie/Lamarr, Vic says "light years ahead of last year. Expect great improvement from them." #Bears— Arthur Arkush (@ArthurArkush) August 4, 2016
Vic on 94:"He's a little bit behind of where he should be up to this point because of missed practice time, but confident he can get there."— Zach Zaidman (@ZachZaidman) August 4, 2016
FYI, #94 is first rounder Leonard Floyd...
Fangio says Bullard has chance to be in rotation right away. Says Floyd nothing like Aldon Smith... Much lighter but more athletic #bears— EvanFitzgerald Fox32 (@EvanWFitzgerald) August 4, 2016
Deon Bush seems like he's going to become tone-setter of #Bears secondary sooner than later. Clean, physical PBU over middle. Keeps flashing— Arthur Arkush (@ArthurArkush) August 4, 2016
Bears DC Vic Fangio likes what Akiem Hicks has brought to his defense. "He's a big, strong, explosive guy."— Chris Emma (@CEmma670) August 4, 2016
My understanding on #Bears WR Alshon Jeffery: Had tightness in his hamstrings yesterday. Decided to be cautious with him, held out today.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) August 4, 2016
What are some of your thoughts / concerns about camp so far?
EDIT: I just stumbled across this and had to share.
Check out the Jet Sweep action to Kevin White. It’s good to see the Bears getting creative with his 4.35 speed.
Also for those of you that need a reminder, Football 101: What's the difference between a Jet Sweep, an End Around and a Reverse?