The Chicago Bears 2017 football season is underway.
Bears players and staff reported to Bourbonnais Wednesday with practice beginning Thursday on the campus of Olivet Nazarene University.
Bears GM Ryan Pace and head coach John Fox addressed the media on Wednesday afternoon hitting a variety of topics such as the quarterback position, monitoring player activity, and the competitiveness on the roster.
While Pace and Fox talked for over half and hour, there were plenty of soundbites but not so much news. One of the biggest takeaways from players reporting to training camp is who will be placed on the PUP ( physically unable to perform) list to start the season.
For the Bears, a few players come to mind that could be placed on that list. Linebacker Danny Trevathan, who is recovering from a torn patallar tendon, is the top name on the roster who is eligible for the list. Tight end Zach Miller broke his foot last season and was limited in the offseason program and could end up on the list as well.
Offensive guard Kyle Long should be able to avoid the list even after his horrific foot injury last year in Tampa Bay. His timeline was once training camp came around that his recovery process would be complete. But the Bears may choose to play it safe and put him on the list.
In recent years, the Bears, particularly John Fox, have not given the media a lot of information when people expected news to break. It is not a surprise the Bears will not announce the PUP list until later in the day. While the Bears should know who is ready to go and who isn’t, it’s just how things are ran at Halas Hall.
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