Lamarr Houston


BOURBONNAIS — OK, yes, it was only practice. But it’s worth noting because it’s been a long, long time since the Bears could say this:


BOURBONNAIS -- Coach Marc Trestman “installed” a conditioning test at the start of his first training camp.


The unraveling of the 2013 Bears technically began amid a win in Pittsburgh that was pushing the Bears to a 3-0 start. That came with the torn ACL suffered by defensive tackle Henry Melton.


Bears general manager Phil Emery overhauled one of the league's worst defenses this offseason.


The Bears allowed 29.9 points per game on defense last year, tied for 30th in the NFL. They were also ranked last in rush yards allowed per game at 161.4.