With tackle Stephen Paea missing his third straight practice on Friday with a turf toe, the Bears continued juggling their defensive line, now with a potentially serious void developing inside.
The Bears could not have scripted a better pop quiz for Jay Cutler to assess his mettle as their franchise quarterback in 2014 and beyond.
For the second time in three NFL months the Bears have brought in a covey of punter prospects after a disappointing performance by incumbent Adam Podlesh.
Coach Marc Trestman says he considers every game the first in the remainder of the “season,” meaning the Bears approach next Sunday’s game with the New Orleans Saints with a 0-0 record.
Pressbox stats from the Pittsburgh Steelers game credited Nate Collins, Shea McClellin and Corey Wootton with the only quarterback hits by defensive linemen on Ben Roethlisberger.