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It was mostly good news from Bears’ camp, but Roquan Smith still not signed

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Ryan Pace, Matt Nagy, Mitchell Trubisky, Kyle Fuller, Allen Robinson and Akiem Hicks all met the media today from Bourbonnais.

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It was the expected amount of pre-training camp optimism and excitement from the Chicago Bears at their press conferences earlier today, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t good to hear. When a franchise undergoes such a massive overhaul, and the general consensus by the national media is positive, it tends to spike our usual dose offseason Kool-Aid.

Earlier today the Bears trotted out three dynamic duos in head coach Matt Nagy and general manager Ryan Pace, corner Kyle Fuller and quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, and defensive end Akiem Hicks and wide out Allen Robinson. The six of them dished on a plethora of topics and generally fanned the fired-up flames for most of us fans.

Before I recap all the good, I’ll go over the bad; Roquan Smith still has not signed his rookie contract.

He’s not the only first round pick yet to sign, but with the Bears (and Ravens) reporting to camp a week before the other thirty teams his absence is in the headlines.

Our very own Robert Zeglinski is down at Bourbonnais, and he will be for the entirety of camp, so make sure you’re following him on Twitter @RobertZeglinski.

But now on to the good news, and there was a lot of it.

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The Bears will not have any players start off on the PUP list, meaning Allen Robinson, Kyle Long and Leonard Floyd are ready to go.

Robinson will quickly settle into his role on the Bears multifaceted offense.

And here’s the response to RZ’s question...

For more on the day, check out Robert on Facebook Live from Bourbonnais.

Posted by Windy City Gridiron: For Chicago Bears Fans on Thursday, July 19, 2018