Category Archives: Training Camp

Turner updates offensive progress

July 31st, 2008 - 8:23 am

Following the evening practice Wednesday night, offensive coordinator Ron Turner spoke to the media about the progress made by his offense. Here are a few noteworthy comments: On wide receivers: It depends how it unfolds, but I can see a [...]

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News and tidbits for Monday

July 28th, 2008 - 4:44 pm

With Olin Kreutz still out with a sore Achilles’ tendon, second-year pro Josh Beekman, a personal favorite of mine because of his mean streak, has been gaining reps with the first team offense. It’s never good for your All-Pro center, [...]

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Hester agrees to 4-year extension

July 27th, 2008 - 6:22 pm

Devin Hester said Friday he chose to report to camp because he liked the direction in which his contract talks were heading, and apparently he and management were on the same page. The Bears and Hester agreed to a 4-year [...]

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Hester: “I don’t want to fall too far behind”

July 25th, 2008 - 7:28 pm

When it seemed obvious to the average fan that Devin Hester would be doing more harm to himself than good by not reporting to training camp, Hester’s common sense was called into question. On Friday, in his Q&A with the [...]

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Bears, Hester need to ‘compromise’

July 25th, 2008 - 9:34 am

Devin Hester surprised a few teammates by reporting to training camp this morning and will participate in activities today, but that doesn’t mean they resolved his contract status. Perhaps somebody told him, “Hey, Devin, if you hold out for a [...]

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Williams suffers back injury

July 24th, 2008 - 4:49 pm

It’s still early in training camp — the second day, after all — but already there is cause for concern on the injury front. In addition to injuries to Olin Kreutz, Dusty Dvoracek, and Kevin Jones, rookie offensive tackle Chris [...]

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Camp notes: Kreutz, Dvoracek sidelined

July 24th, 2008 - 9:26 am

With all the fuss over Devin Hester’s holdout and the Chris Williams signing, one of the bits of news flying under the radar is the injury to center Olin Kreutz. There’s probably good reason for that, though, as the Sun-Times [...]

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Hester holding out

July 23rd, 2008 - 6:45 pm

The biggest news of the day ended up not being rookie offensive tackle Chris Williams agreeing to a contract to prevent him from holding out, but instead the holdout of electrifying return man Devin Hester. Viewing a recent poll on [...]

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Williams avoids holdout, agrees to deal

July 23rd, 2008 - 1:25 pm

Rookie offensive tackle Chris Williams has avoided a holdout by agreeing to a 5-year deal with the Bears, just hours before the first practice of training camp. Williams, as you may recall, publicly stated that the word “holdout” was not [...]

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Bears kick off training camp at 3 PM

July 23rd, 2008 - 8:40 am

Bears fans needn’t fret anymore; the Bears are back in town. Well, Bourbonnais, anyway. Players reported to Olivet Nazarene University yesterday and will practice for the first time at 3 p.m. today. In his training camp eve speech to reporters, [...]

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