The Bears kicked off the first day of their rookie minicamp, an experience that head coach Marc Trestman called an “exciting day.” Also, second-year quarterback Matt Blanchard, who did not officially accrue a year of NFL service, was eligible to participate in the minicamp and was impressive. Plus, more news and reaction from camp.

59 Bears “prospects” start their NFL experience (Comcast SportsNet Chicago)
Fri May 10 15:55:36 2013
At the first day of rookie minicamp, Bears prospects had their “welcome to the NFL” moment, and for many of Chicago’s draft …

Blanchard impresses at rookie minicamp
Fri May 10 15:43:02 2013
LAKE FOREST, Ill. – Matt Blanchard should serve as motivation for all 33 players attending the Chicago Bears three-day …

Dollars and sense: Contract details for Bears rookies
Fri May 10 15:27:00 2013
The four-year contract for Chicago Bears’ second-round draft pick Jon Bostic is worth nearly $4 …

Kyle Long on Bears minicamp: ‘It was awesome’
Fri May 10 15:18:00 2013
The Chicago Bears got through their first day of rookie minicamp at a high tempo in the Walter Payton Center at Halas Hall and …

Bears emphasize teaching with rookies
Fri May 10 14:25:46 2013
LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Similar to the way it handled a recent voluntary veteran minicamp, the Chicago Bears coaching staff …

Long needs to be patient with Pac 12 rule
Fri May 10 14:24:48 2013
LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Chicago Bears first-round draft choice Kyle Long is approaching the club’s three-day rookie minicamp like …

Friday Fury: Roberto Garza is the Bears Center
Fri May 10 13:00:08 2013
Every day there seems to be a new discussion about which player could take over the Chicago Bears’ center position this …

Five Questions With Wide Right & Natty Lite about Josh Lenz
Fri May 10 11:00:23 2013
Chicago Bears brass made it known that they were looking for a speedy wide receiver to stretch the defense, and to …

Can Jon Bostic and Khaseem Greene fill void left by Brian Urlacher?
Fri May 10 10:34:00 2013
ADAM L. JAHNS: All Bears linebackers Jon Bostic and Khaseem …

Tyrann Mathieu poised for fresh start in Arizona (National Football Post)
Fri May 10 09:42:03 2013
Says kids can call him Honey Badger if they want

Lions sign Ziggy Ansah, have all draft picks done (National Football Post)
Fri May 10 09:02:03 2013
Fifth overall pick has contract completed

Iowa lineman Ferentz will be in Bears minicamp
Fri May 10 08:36:00 2013
The Chicago Bears will have some football bloodlines on display at rookie minicamp beginning today at Halas …

The Bears Den: May 10, 2013 – Offseason news and notes
Fri May 10 07:00:17 2013
Guards valued over tackles on Bears’ new OL – Dan Pompei: In the 93-year history of the Bears, guards mostly have been …

Chicago Bears Agree to Contract With Second Round Pick Jon Bostic
Fri May 10 03:29:35 2013
Five down, just one to go for Cliff Stein and the Chicago Bears as second round draft pick, linebacker Jon Bostic, has agreed …