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Bears offense has great attendance at OTAs, the defense not so much

We check on on day 2 of the Bears first voluntary OTA.

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The Chicago Bears just wrapped up day two of their first scheduled voluntary OTA practice session, and this was the only day the media was allowed to be at Halas Hall.

Since these practices are voluntary it’s expected that some players would be skipping them, but according to various reports popping up on Twitter the offense was only missing a few players.

Notable players not practicing today on offense were wide out Allen Robinson, which was expected with his lingering contract status, quarterback Nick Foles, who practiced yesterday but was missing today for a personal reason, and rookie wide out Dazz Newsome, who injured his shoulder at Tuesday’s practice.

Head coach Matt Nagy said that Newsome could be out a little while, and it’s being reported that he broke his collar bone but should be back for the start of training camp.

Nagy also said at his post practice presser that Justin Fields will be getting the number 2 QB reps this summer (Andy Dalton QB1!) with Foles working with the third string.

“He’s so calm and he has confidence in himself,” Nagy said of his QB2. “That’s a good trait to have because you can never get too high, never get too low. That’s why he’s had the success he’s had.”

The only defensive starter that was on the field practicing today was inside linebacker Roquan Smith, but Nagy said that all the defensive guys have been participating in their voluntary Zoom meetings thus far.

The nickelback spot is sure to have some competition and Kindle Vildor, Duke Shelley, and rookie Thomas Graham Jr. were all there practicing.