Chicago Bears: First Training Camp Practice Notes


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The Bears completed their first training camp practice under new head coach John Fox earlier today.  It was pretty uneventful compared to previous years as a new media policy will leave fans a little bit in the dark.

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From Peggy Kusinski’s Facebook page:

"Media policy changes under John Fox include no more chasing down players as they arrive, or off the field. No shooting practice except the stretching & a few minutes of drills. So you won’t see video of great catches, interceptions, fights, etc. VERY different from what you’re used to, but will fans notice the difference?"

Yes Peggy – we noticed!  But we still had some news come out of practice…

Tim Jennings missed practice, reaching a plea deal in his DUI case from this offseason.

"Now, we’ve learned Jennings cut a deal — pleading guilty to reckless driving and in exchange, the DUI charge was tossed.Jennings was sentenced to 12 months probation and must complete 40 hours of community service — and it CAN NOT be football related.He’s also required to complete a DUI program and pay a fine."

By pleading guilty to reckless driving, Jennings avoids a DUI, which could have led to a suspension or some additional action from the league office.

Head coach John Fox says that Kevin White is day-to-day with the mysterious shin injury.

And even if he could tell you more about it, he won’t:

Even if Kevin White couldn’t practice on the field, he got to practice his signature:

John Fox sang the praises of Matt Forte:

Even though the media is not allowed to tweet any specific plays, it didn’t stop Zach from chiming in as only Zach can:

Off the field, the story was the low attendance for the first practice open to the public.

Stay tuned for more news throughout training camp and this says it best…

(Source: @ZachZaidman)