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Chicago Bears

Sunday marks the final open training camp practice of the summer. Here’s hoping the Bears make the most of it.

  • Mitch Trubisky stole the show in the Bears’ preseason opener, but the first two waves of Bears defensive units were equally worthy of being praised for their performance. Back at practice, the defense held its ground again on Saturday. Second-year safety DeAndre Houston-Carson came away with two red zone picks on opposite ends of the field, one from Trubisky and the other from Mark Sanchez. Picked in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, Houston-Carson appeared in eight games, but totaled just eight snaps. The Bears’ secondary is a bit crowded, so he’ll need a few more of those kinds of performances to make a mark moving forward.
  • Cre’von LeBlanc, Marcus Cooper, and Prince Amukamara each had good looking pass breakups, with the ones from Cooper and Amukamara coming against Mike Glennon. The Cooper and Amukamara breakups stood out because they came after Glennon started Saturday’s practice on fire. Saturday might have been Glennon’s best practice, as he was dropping dimes with confidence all over the training facility – starting with a beautiful deep ball down the sideline to Kendall Wright. It was great to see after a disappointing preseason debut.
  • As for Trubisky, he received a standing ovation upon his arrival, but his practice performance couldn’t match what he did in the preseason opener. That’s what happens when you set such a high bar, I suppose. Even still, one of the things I came away feeling afterward was how fun he was to watch while on the move. Watching Trubisky throw on the run has been a treat, and I feel as if he’ll need to channel that athleticism as often as he can while playing behind a third-string offensive line.
  • Not to be left out, Sanchez threw a nice touchdown pass to camp standout Tanner Gentry, with safety Deon Bush all over him in coverage.
  • Tarik Cohen’s concentration levels and juggling act might be the most impressive thing I’ve seen at camp:

Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.