Wake-up call: First practice of camp

Every day of training camp, we'll have a wake-up call that previews the day ahead.

9:00 a.m. CT – Bears practice without pads (open to the public)

Approx. 11:30 a.m. CT – Marc Trestman and select players will be available to the media walking off the practice field.

Friday marks the Bears’ opening training camp practice of 2014, but by NFL rule, teams must train without pads for the first two days of camp. The Bears will be spread out over at least two of the Olivet Nazarene University practice fields during individual drills, but keep an eye on where the tall, camera cranes are set up when you arrive. The location of the cranes indicates which practice field the team will conduct full-team drills, the highlight of every training camp practice.

Among the storylines we’ll be following:

1) Jay Cutler's command of the offense in Year 2 under Trestman.

2) How the Bears line up at safety, linebacker and along the defensive line.

3) Plus, we’ll keep tabs on any injuries and other practice developments.