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The Chicago Bears started a voluntary three-day minicamp on Tuesday at Halas Hall. These will be the first practices under new head coach Marc Trestman.
The NFL allows teams who hired new head coaches to start their off-season program the first week of April. The Bears will hold one two-hour non-contact practice for the next three days.
Bears’ GM Phil Emery has his sights set on the NFL Draft and rightfully so. On Tuesday he spoke during his pre-draft media conference and here is just a brief summary of what he had to say (via ChicagoTribune.com).
On other teams approaching the Bears about a trade down in the draft:
“We’ve already had a couple teams approach us and I approached a couple in the winter.” ”Things don’t get serious till draft day.”
Emery pointed out that CB, S, DL, OL were all positions of strength in the draft and WR and TE were both “above average.”
On Cutler’s contract having a say in the drafting of a quarterback:
“I’d like to draft a quarterback every year.”
On the re-signing of QB Josh McCown and what his role will be:
“I’m more than comfortable that he can get on the field and help us win.”
On his meeting with Notre Dame LB Mantei Te’o:
“I found Manti to be a very good person, a very squared-away guy.”
He didn’t really out the possible return of Brian Urlacher as he wouldn’t say “never” about it, but he made it clear that the focus was to move forward.
On Roberto Garza’s role on the offensive line:
“We like him at center; he’s our veteran there.”
Expectations for second-year players DE Shea McClellin and WR Alshon Jeffery:
“I expect them to contribute at a higher level.”
On the recent arrest of FB/TE Evan Rodriguez:
“I was disappointed.”
On the possibility that DE Israel Idonije is re-signed:
“We’re looking at several players to sign to the roster.” [Idonije is in that group].
On what he is currently planning heading into this month’s draft:
“Nobody in this position would take their foot off the pedal. We’re looking to improve each and every position.”
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NFL News: The Chicago Bears signed free agent Eben Britton, a tweener guard/tackle who played for the Jacksonville Jaguars last season. He will compete for a backup roster spot on the offensive line depth chart.
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