The Chicago Bears began padded practices today, with the media in attendance, basically kicking off whatever NFL training camp will look like in 2020.
While that was the banner news of the day, perhaps lower key, the Bears hosted several players in for workouts, including a few former NFLers.
Here is the list (along with some other teams’ tryout players) from Albert Breer:
Since that requires clicking, here’s the highlights from Ian Rapoport:
Some workouts:— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 17, 2020
— The #Bears are working out QBs Kevin Hogan and Kyle Sloter, along with RB CJ Prosise and WR Rodney Adams.
— The #Vikings are working out LB Hardy Nickerson Jr.
— The #Titans are working out TE Geoff Swaim, RB D’Onta Foreman and QB Trevor Siemian.
We reported on Sloter Friday, but this is the first we’re hearing of the others.
Hogan hasn’t thrown a pass in the regular season since 2017 with the Browns, who had selected him in the fifth round of the 2016 draft out of Stanford. Hogan is 60 of 101 for 621 yards, four TDs and seven INTs in his career.
C.J. Prosise was a third round pick by Seattle in 2016 out of Notre Dame. He’s primarily been a third down back, with 65 rushes for 264 yards and two TDs on the ground and 36 receptions for 393 yards.
WR Rodney Adams was a fifth round pick of the Vikings back in 2017. He bounced between their roster and practice squad but has no career catches. He spent some time with the Colts where, according to his Pro-Football-Reference.com page he retired in 2018 but was later reinstated in January of this year.
The only other notable player was WR Austin Proehl, a collegiate teammate of Mitch Trubisky at North Carolina and son of former NFL receiver Ricky. The younger Proehl has been on the practice squads of the Bills (who drafted him in 2017), the Titans and, most recently, the Rams.
Any of these guys worthy of getting a contract to you?