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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Training Camp Updates-

Just what I've gathered so far-

-Marcus Harrison was really fat, but has toned it down to just sort of fat

-Olsen has more or less entirely replaced Desmond Clark as the starting tight end.

-Pisa Tinoisamoa seems to have won the Strong side Linebacker competition before it even started.

-Zack Bowman has been lining up at corner with Charles Tillman out. It will be interesting to see if he can progress well enough to be the nickelback when Tillman comes back, so that the Bears don't have to keep shifting Danieal Manning between free safety and nickel.

-The Cutler to Olsen and Cutler to Bennett connections have looked particularly fruitful so far.

-Matt Forte's reps are still being limited because of the hamstring injury he suffered during OTAs, but a slimmed down Kevin Jones has been impressing every one, and Ron Turner has hinted that he may have a few packages that feature both Forte and Jones on the field at the same time.

-Devin Hester dropped a pass, leading Jay Cutler to charge the stands and beat Rick Morrissey to death. No one seemed upset.

-Nothing on Tommie Harris has been pulled, strained, tweaked, or torn....yet.

-Several observers have said that Marinelli has worked the Bears defensive line harder than its ever been worked before. (Israel Idonijie lost a whopping 40 pounds this offseason. He'll line up at end several times throughout the season).

-Cutler looks good. Need to see some proof?

Skip the part at the beginning where the guy films his collection of Bears jerseys and the part at the end where he talks, and you'll see some nice throws from the Savior.

-Hang in there folks, its only 12 days till the first preseason game.

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