After the Chicago Bears officially opened training camp yesterday, in a closed practice session, they’re back out at Olivet Nazarene University today with their first practice that is open to the public.
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But first a quickie recap of yesterday’s practice.
As usual, the first day of camp opened with a conditioning test, but this is the first time I can remember where every single Bears’ player that participated aced the test. In fact, head coach Matt Nagy cut the test short because everyone was doing so well.
In total, the team practiced for a crisp 90 minutes with the only injury being a right hamstring issue to rookie wide out Riley Ridley. “Unfortunately, you knock on wood a little bit, but as you go through these camps, you have those,” Nagy said. “Luckily, we have an unbelievable training staff and (Andre Tucker) and them will do a great job of getting him back.”
Nagy didn’t give a timetable for PUP listed Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, but he did say he thinks he’s close to returning.
Long snapper Patrick Scales missed Friday’s practice for personal reasons, but the three Bears that had offseason surgery, Trey Burton, Anthony Miller, and Emanuel Hall, were all participating.
Day 1 practice notes:— Arthur Arkush (@ArthurArkush) July 26, 2019
* First camp INT Toliver off Marvin Hall bobble from 10 in 7-on-7
* First deep hookup in team was Mitch to Miller
* Couple big plays from huge Jordan Williams-Lambert
* Ball continues to find Duke Shelley, who plays bigger than size
* Mitch looked crisp
Proof of football. #Bears first practice of camp is complete. What kind of hot takes can we come up with watching this quick Trubisky drill?!?! pic.twitter.com/zmFe8by1Gt— Mike Berman (@MikeBermanNBC) July 26, 2019
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