On the second day of practice at Chicago Bears training camp, the first skirmish of the pre-season occurred.
Here are notes from the second Bears’ practice of training camp.
The skirmish was between new Bears’ defensive lineman Lamarr Houston and offensive lineman Jordan Mills. Houston and Mills had heated confrontations during OTAs and that has carried over into training camp.
Lamarr Houston and Jordan Mills rekindle their OTAs feud and scuffle. Cutler takes Mills aside to talk. #Bears
— Adam Jahns (@adamjahns) July 26, 2014
There are bound to be scuffles at almost every training camp in the NFL. Typically, now is the time for teammates to get that out of their system before coming together for the regular season.
Kudos to Bears’ quarterback Jay Cutler for presumably pulling Mills aside to talk about the situation. Cutler grew last season as a leader and it would appear that his growth will take him to new levels this season.
- Kyle Fuller Works With The First Squad
After an impressive first practice with the Bears on Friday, first round selection Kyle Fuller worked with the first-team defense on Saturday.
— John Mullin (@CSNMoonMullin) July 26, 2014
Fuller likely will start the season as the Bears’ starting nickleback, but there is no question that rookie is being groomed to take over for Charles Tillman.
Quarterback Jimmy Clausen and veteran safety Adrian Wilson continue their ascension through the Bears’ depth chart.
Clausen worked with the second-team offense on Saturday instead of Jordan Palmer. Clausen and Palmer are competing to be the backup to Cutler this season. Clausen seemingly has momentum on his side with quality first impressions from Bears’ head coach Marc Trestman and general manager Phil Emery.
Wilson continues to impress the Bears as well. Wilson is competing to be one of the two starting safeties with the Bears alongside Ryan Mundy. Wilson, if healthy, could have a significant impact on the Bears’ defense this season.