Putting on pads tends to change the landscape in an NFL camp. The immediate thought is how linemen hit each other but there was much more to it when the Bears wore pads for the first time at Tuesday's Soldier Field practice, one which signified the end of the first full week of training camp.
Power rankings that are constructed in August are fun to look back after the season kicks off. Preseason expectations often fall short, and there’s always a surprise team or two that outplay their summer tiering.
One week of training camp is in the books for the Chicago Bears, which amounts to approximately 10-12 hours of total practice time. Though there’s still a long way to go before the first preseason game kicks off, let alone the regular season, there are some trends that have begun to form.
We’ve come a long way from last summer’s underwhelming quarterback competition between Mitchell Trubisky and Nick Foles. While there’s technically no quarterback competition — as Andy Dalton has been named the starter over rookie Justin Fields ahead of camp — there’s always competition happening during these practices.
The Chicago Bears returned to Soldier Field on Tuesday for Family Fest, which was also their first padded practice of training camp. And there were plenty of media and fan live tweets and highlights to enjoy.
This is our online morning newsletter, Bear Necessities . Subscribe to get the latest Bears news delivered to your mailbox every day. Heading into training camp, offensive tackle was a big concern for the Bears.
We are now in August and getting closer and closer to the start of the Chicago Bears regular season. Many people are going to be participating in redraft fantasy leagues (single-season leagues) or looking to make trades in dynasty leagues (multi-season leagues) in preparation for a new season.
The Chicago Bears have a left tackle problem. This isn’t a particularly new problem, either. Gone is Charles Leno Jr., a solid yet unspectacular veteran who started 93 games since his second season in the league — 2015 — for the Bears.
A big man with a bad back is a terrible combination. It’s even worse when that dude is expected to be the Chicago Bears’ starting left tackle, is a rookie who’s never played a snap in the NFL, and who has yet to line up with his teammates because of a lingering back injury that’s created questions about his immediate future.
It's rather obvious Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan doesn't like questions about aging or getting toward the end of his playing days. He stepped around such questions so far this offseason and in training camp.
It was probably a sign something was up for the fans in Soldier Field at the Bears' annual fan fest Tuesday when tight end Cole Kmet lined up as the long snapper and was sending the ball back on field goal drills.
After taking the opt-out due to COVID-19, perhaps irony has found someone to pick on in Eddie Goldman. The Bears put Goldman on the reserve COVID-19 list on Tuesday, as he missed the team's first padded practice at Soldier Field for family fest.
The Bears suffered a blow on defense with nose tackle Eddie Goldman being placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Tuesday. While it’s unclear whether Goldman is fully vaccinated, there’s a belief he is, according to Jason Lieser, as he’s been inside Halas Hall without a mask.
When the Chicago Bears kicked off training camp last week, they were still without running back Tarik Cohen, who continued to rehab from a torn ACL. Cohen started camp on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list with the expectation he’d be able to return to practice at some point this summer.
There continue to be signs the Chicago Bears are at least eyeing a potential move to Arlington Heights and approximately 30 miles away from Soldier Field. According to the Chicago Tribune (h/t Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk), local officials have approved the Arlington Park property to eventually house a new football stadium.
Chicago Bears star wide receiver Allen Robinson remains on the franchise tag he signed in March and reported to mandatory minicamp this week despite the lack of a contract extension that doesn't appear to be in his near future.
Marshall has tallied 418 total tackles with 6.5 sacks, five forced fumbles, and one defensive touchdown over his career that began when the Jacksonville Jaguars selected him in the fifth round of the 2012 NFL Draft.