WR Brandon Marshall reportedly flashed his skills all night long in front of 10,000 Bears fans in Bourbonnais.
He was helped off the field after landing “awkwardly” on the ground. But he quickly returned to the field and continued to make plays.
He’s going against a good football player most of the night in Charles Tillman, head coach Lovie Smith said via CSNChicago.com. But you know when you’re a good receiver and you have a good quarterback who can get the ball there, it’s just a one-on-one game.
Brandon’s going to win most of those battles.
Rookie DE Shea McClellin put on the pads for the first time as a Bear and coaches and fans were excited to see what he could do. McClellin talked about the goal of training camp and what needs to be done for him to be ready for the first week of the season.
That’s what I want to do is show my speed and I think I did that, McClellin said via ESPNChicago.com. But like I said, this is just a starting point and I have to get better every day from here on out. This is the first day in pads so I pretty much know where I’m at. I just need to keep learning from these older guys and coach [Rod] Marinelli.
Newly acquired defensive tackle Brian Price can’t take part in practice until Tuesday because of NFL rules. But he was in Bourbonnais last night and he seems ready to compete for some playing time here in the windy city.
I’m here with this team and I’m feeling great, Price said via Chicagotribune.com. Just my mental (state) a couple of months ago was nowhere near where I am now. Just from being here, I feel so much better, like the weight of the world just lifted off my shoulders.
Rookie wide receivers don’t always make splashes right away. Johnny Knox had success as a fifth-round pick with five touchdown receptions in 2009, but Earl Bennett struggled to even appear in a single game as a rookie in 2008.
Alshon Jeffery is just trying to gain knowledge from the rest of the Bears receivers. It will be interesting to see how much he contributes early in the season.
The speed of the game tells me I’m in the NFL, Jeffery said via Chicagotribune.com. It’s a lot more faster.
Gotta go out and play, Jeffery said. I mean, just make plays. Just gotta get open.
CB depth added: Jeremy Ware was signed Saturday. He was a seventh-round pick in 2010 by the Oakland Raiders and he reeled in one interception last season. The Bears waived K David Teggart to make this move.