Wake-up call: Fifth day of practice

July, 30, 2014
7/30/14
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Every day of Chicago Bears training camp, we'll have a wake-up call that previews the day ahead.

9 a.m. CT -- Bears practice with full pads (open to the public).

Approx. 11:30 a.m. CT -- Marc Trestman and select players are available to the media coming off the practice field.

The Bears return to practice after an off-day on Tuesday. Whenever a team receives a mandatory off-day in camp, the coaches expect an intense and vigorous session the following day since the players had extra time to rest bumps and bruises. The Bears and their fans have benefited from outstanding weather dating back to the start of camp last week; that means large crowds have been drawn to Bourbonnais. Expect the same on Wednesday for “Ladies Day,” according to the team’s official camp schedule. Arrive early if you want a prime spot to view practice.

Among the storylines we’ll be following:
  • An update on Kyle Long (viral infection).
  • Health checks on Pro Bowlers Tim Jennings (quad) and Alshon Jeffery (foot).
  • Specific players who have made gains since the pads went on at the end of last week.

Jeff Dickerson | email

Chicago Bears beat reporter
Dickerson has been the Bears beat reporter for ESPN Chicago since 2004. He is also a talk-show host on ESPN 1000 and the ESPN Radio network.

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