An ongoing issue of the offseason was whether Jon Bostic and Shea McClellin would step in as starting linebackers and play to their seeds as No. 2 and No. 1 draft choices.
A certain awkwardness will probably linger over Lance Briggs in the matter of him asking for and receiving a personal day away from a game-week practice.
There's been widespread criticism directed towards Bears linebacker Lance Briggs after he skipped Monday's practice to attend the grand opening of his new restaurant, Double Nickel Smokehouse, in
Lance Briggs missed practice Monday - six days before the Bears' first game - to attend his restaurant opening in California and has received some public backlash since.
Linebacker Lance Briggs was excused from practice on Monday, the start of game-week preparations for the regular season.