Most of defensive end Jared Allen was back at practice after missing last week and the Green Bay Packers game with what he confirmed was pneumonia.
When Cam Newton was taken No. 1 overall in the 2011 draft, he arrived and took Jimmy Clausen’s job and initially wanted Clausen’s uniform number (2).
Cam Newton has faced the Bears twice in his three previous NFL seasons. His Carolina Panthers lost both and Newton completed just 55 percent of his passes against the Bears.
The closest thing the Bears have had to a true quarterback controversy over the past decade was whether Josh McCown should remain the starter last year when Jay Cutler was deemed ready to come bac