The expected release of Jerrod Johnson by the Bears on Thursday set the stage for what projects to be one of the significant position battles when training camp begins next mon
A year ago he was one of the hot topics of the offseason and training camp as Fendi Onobun appeared ticketed for a roster spot after some standout performances.
Jobs can’t usually be won or lost in offseason practices, but one quarterback kept himself decidedly in competition for a job in the three-day minicamp that concluded Thursday.
For much of the past decade, Lance Briggs has been an every-down linebacker, paired with Brian Urlacher not only in the nickel unit but even in the dime package because of his athleticism.
As one former Bears head coach intoned, the past is for cowards and losers.