Moore aims to prove he's strong enough

May, 1, 2010
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LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Almost immediately after the Bears selected Kansas State cornerback Joshua Moore in the fifth-round last Saturday, word began to circulate about Moore's struggles on the bench press at the NFL combine. The defensive back managed to do just two reps at 225 pounds, a very low mark that caused certain scouts to wonder if Moore had the necessary strength to compete at the next level.

The Bears rookie refused to blame his low test score on any extraneous circumstances when asked about the subject Saturday.

"There's no story behind it. I did it (bench press) at the combine and did two reps," Moore said after the second day of the Bears rookie mini-camp. "I was disappointed but I've moved on from that. I put that behind me. Yes, I did two reps, but I talk to the coaches and they still like me. I've put that whole thing behind me and I'm here to improve and get better. By me only doing two reps at 225 pounds, that gives me room to improve."

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Jeff Dickerson | email

Chicago Bears beat reporter
Dickerson has been the Bears beat reporter for ESPN Chicago since 2004. He also hosts weeknight radio shows on ESPN 1000.

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