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Bears defense shines on day 3 of training camp

We recap some of what went down from the Chicago Bears at Halas Hall from Friday’s (7/30/21) practice.

Chicago Bears Training Camp Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images

I know most Chicago Bears fans are completely invested in nothing but Justin Fields updates at this point, but today’s practice seemed like the defense had the upper hand. Some of that was likely caused by the projected starting tackles, Germain Ifedi (hip) and Teven Jenkins (back) both being out still, but several defenders got to shine today.

Reports from Halas Hall alluded to real nice practices from the returning Akiem Hicks (who was held out on Thursday with a sore foot), Khalil Mack, Roquan Smith, Bilal Nichols, Trevis Gipson, and **checks notes** Robert Quinn?

“He’s rolling right now,” head coach Matt Nagy said of Quinn. “I’ve gotta actually tell him to pull the heck back a little bit because he’s getting in that throwing lane with the quarterback, and we had a couple close ones yesterday. So if you see me freak out today, it’s because of that.”

Yesterday Quinn talked about how dissatisfied he was with his 2020 season, which was hampered by injuries, but the last two days Quinn hasn’t appeared to be limited by anything.

The defense is usually ahead of the offense at this point in camp, but it’s still refreshing to see Sean Desai’s unit so fired up and excited.

Let’s run through some Tweets from those that we’re there today.