Bears Camping Out ’14: Defense, Alshon Jeffery produce gems

Bears Camping Out ’14: Defense, Alshon Jeffery produce gems
July 26, 2014, 4:15 pm
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BOURBONNAIS – Kyle Fuller had a rookie’s dream day for the start of his first NFL training camp, intercepting two passes on Friday. Day two was a different kind of dream, with Fuller having a good vantage point as Alshon Jeffery streaked by him and caught a pair of long passes for 50-yard touchdowns.

It was at least a bit of payback for the offense, which saw linebacker Khaseem Greene intercept a Jordan Palmer pass and return it for a touchdown and nickel back Kelvin Hayden pick off a Jay Cutler throw earlier in practice.

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“It was really just a good play by the corner,” Greene said. “He made me aware of the slant before the play and obviously I saw the three-step drop by the quarterback and I just broke on it.”

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Guard Kyle Long, who headed into the middle of Saturday’s Lamarr Houston-Jordan Mills spat during practice despite still being held out with a viral infection, is not taking his inactivity all that well. “I know he’s chomping at the bit to get back out here,” coach Marc Trestman said, then laughed. “He’s a wreck emotionally to get back out there.”

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Cornerback Tim Jennings sat out practice with a sore quad, and defensive end Willie Young left practice early with a touch of the same problem. Both are expected back for Sunday’s session.


Veteran safety and five-time Pro Bowler Adrian Wilson spent Friday with the third string, then was inserted in spots with the No. 2 defense on Saturday…

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With Young sidelined with a sore quad, Trevor Scott worked at left defensive end with the No. 2 unit.

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The absence of pads didn’t diminish fans’ interest in getting a first look at the 2014 Bears. Friday’s opening day of camp drew 4,500 fans, according to Olivet Nazarene University officials. That number topped 8,000 on Saturday.