As the Bears wrapped up the last of their pre-training camp practices, beginning with three voluntary sessions in the days prior to draft in late April and on through this week’s mandatory minicam
Preseason matters exactly zero in the grand NFL scheme of things (although last year’s game at Seattle was a disturbing precursor to a disaster of a season).
Who does or doesn’t practice during a non-padded practice in May or June doesn’t really correlate directly to anything that will show up on the field as of the start of training camp in late July,
The word “contract” usually carries with it the understanding that both sides have agreed to an arrangement. Some of them involve services, some involve goods, some involve money.
Martellus Bennett made his first appearance of the 2015 Bears offseason under coach John Fox, having skipped all of the voluntary/optional sessions.