Apologies Bears fans. We’ve been having some login problems that have kept me from posting the last couple of days. Hopefully, as is fixed and we’re back in business. And now, on with the show…
Lots of news from Halas Hall as OTA’s are in full swing. Brad Biggs was Twittering has ass off, sending frequent updates throughout the day on Wednesday, as the media was allowed to observe workouts for the first time in a couple of weeks.
Matt Forte limped off the field toward the end of practice, but Offensive Coordinator Ron Turner doesn’t seem concerned. According to Twitter, Chitownforte22 tweeted “I’m good!!” Let’s hope so.
Newly acquired linebacker Pisa Tinoisamoa ran with the 2′s behind Nick Roach, while Hunter Hillenmeyer sat out, recovering from sports hernia surgery. A sports hernia just sounds painful.
Frank Omiyale was holding down the starting left guard spot while last year’s starter Josh Beekman ran as the second team center.
Trumaine McBride was cleared to practice while Peanut Tillman sat out, still recovering from offseason shoulder surgery. Apparently, Tillman spent his time on the sidelines mocking the offensive plays.
Tommie Harris participated in practice. It’s good to see him getting some work. Harris is as important as any other defender for the Bears’ D to regain Super Bowl form.
It looks like Jarron Gilbert’s deal is close to getting done. His agent, Frank Bauer (no relation to Jack, but I heard he uses some interesting negotiating tactics) was on hand for OTA’s on Wednesday. Now about the Iglesias guy. Let’s get it done!
I hate to even write these words, but it appears Mike Brown took another step closer toward becoming former Bear Mike Brown as the safety visited the Kansas City Chiefs.
Jay Cutler continues to impress, making some nice throws throughout offseason workouts and drawing the praise of his biggest fan, Jerry Angelo. On the Bears’ official website, Larry Mayer sat down with the GM.
LM: Jay Cutler hasn’t missed a single day of the offseason program since he was acquired by the Bears on April 2. How pleased are you with the attitude and leadership skills he has displayed?
JA: I’ve been very pleased with his day-to-day attitude, and obviously it’s reflected with his work ethic and how he’s approached things. He’s rolled up his sleeves and he’s gone to work. He’s certainly not resting on any laurels. He’s come in here to prove himself and establish himself. I think we’re all impressed with that-I’m talking about coaches and players-because that’s the right way to do it. He’s got to earn his stripes here, and by showing up and doing the things that he’s doing every day, he’s doing it the right way.
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