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Bears mailbag call: Camp Week 1

From Bears stars plugging away to a quarterback competition that's non-existent at the moment, phase one of camp has an interesting dynamic.

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Cameron Meredith has impressed early during Bears camp.
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Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Pace, ever the noted optimist, said it himself.

"I think we've set ourselves up for success at that (quarterback) position."

With the influx of new talent in the veteran Mike Glennon and rookie No. 2 overall pick Mitchell Trubisky, the Bears have had a fresh look under center in Bourbonnais for the first time in eight years. Of course, given that camp has barely taken off to this point, it's also way too early to completely buy into Pace's sentiments.

This is a point of view that won't be properly evaluated until well into the 2017 season for Glennon and likely weeks, months, and even a year down the line for Trubisky. Nevertheless, as the talk surrounding these two has permeated almost every conversation at Olivet Nazarene University so far, there are other notable story lines dotting the Bears roster.

Stars such as Leonard Floyd and Cameron Meredith on both sides of the ball have come to play, with a renewed focus in preparation to breakout immensely. Undrafted free agents like Tanner Gentry have essentially balled as bottom-of-the-roster players shining and making their mark. Even one of the team's biggest question marks in the secondary has displayed marked improvement thanks to additions like Prince Amukamara.

Yes Bears camp in 2017 is still in it's infant stages, but there's been a lot of information to discern in any case. As the team takes a break on Tuesday before heavier play concept installs begin later this week, what's on your mind before the Bears essentially begin phase two of training camp?

As usual, ask away on anything in the comments below, not even limiting yourself to football if you like (I can offer wisdom, I guess), and I’ll do my best to flesh out and answer the best questions. If social media is more your forte, tweet me @RobertZeglinski and or use the hashtag #AskWCG.

Now the truly fun part of camp begins and it's time to hunker down, folks.

Robert Zeglinski is the Bears beat writer for the Rock River Times and is an editor for Windy City Gridiron. You can follow him on Twitter @RobertZeglinski.