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Mitchell Trubisky named the starter...

...for Thursday night’s preseason finale against the Cleveland Browns.

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It’s not exactly what a lot of Chicago Bears’ fans wanted to hear, but head coach John Fox announced that rookie Mitchell Trubisky would receive the start on Thursday against the Cleveland Browns in the preseason finale.

Fellow back-up quarterback, Connor Shaw, will also receive some action, with Mike Glennon and Mark Sanchez getting the night off.

Are you guys fine with the second overall pick getting playing time in a game that will have very little NFL caliber players suiting up?

I suppose Trubisky could throw out his back sneezing, or hurt his knee tripping over a dog, so allowing a football player to play football isn’t the craziest of ideas.

Fox didn’t mention if any of the usual starters would be joining his offense, but he feels the time would serve his rookie well. “It’s not easy to get live game reps as a quarterback in this league,” Fox said at the post practice press conference. “It helps development. He needs all those opportunities he can get and no different Thursday night.”

Kev is not happy with this decision.

Now a few other nuggets from today’s practice.

  • OLB Leonard Floyd (foot) returned to practice.
  • NT Eddie Goldman is in the concussion protocol.
  • CB Prince Amukamara (ankle) was not at practice.
  • OG Kyle Long (ankle) is day to day still, and Fox is hopeful he’ll be ready by week one.
  • LS Jeff Overbaugh will be issued uniform number 62, which was last worn by Ted Larsen.

Also, fyi...

And speaking of that beautiful TD pass, I’ll be breaking the play down tomorrow, right here on WCG.