The Bears Beat (04.16.13): Trestman emphasizes fast, up-tempo offense at minicamp

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The Bears kicked off minicamp on Tuesday which gave new head coach Marc Trestman a chance to get acquainted with his team. Trestman reportedly showed much energy running up and down the sidelines and emphasizing the pace at which he’d like this team to work. Also, the Bears signed guard Eben Britton. And Jay Cutler discussed what it’ll take to get a new contract.

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