Six points: Clean QBs, two Shaheen touchdowns highlights Monday's practice


Here are six bullet points recapping Monday's Bears training camp at Bourbonnais:

  • QB Cleanup: After four interceptions on Sunday, none of the Bears quarterbacks were picked off by the defense. Leonard Floyd came awfully close during red zone time at the end of practice. He sprinted to the flat to intercept a Mitch Trubisky throw toward the sideline for what would have been a touchdown the toher way. But he landed out of bounds. The only fumbled exchange was on a somewhat low shotgun snap that Mike Glennon fell on.
  • We SHOULD know that guy: As camp progresses every year, there's a player who has the kind of day that has you looking down on your roster. That guy was Joel Bouagnon, who probably had more touches than anyone else. The 6-foot-2, 228-pound undrafted running back from Aurora Christian and Northern Illinois finished his Huskies career with nine 100-yard rushing games and was second team All-MAC as a senior.
  • Kendall looked Wright: Between the presence of Kevin White and strong practices thus far from Cam Meredith and Victor Cruz, Kendall Wright's been somewhat lost in the mix. He changed that Monday with a couple of nice grabs, one against Bryce Callahan and another striding down the sideline. "I can't say enough about Kendall Wright," said position coach Zach Azzanni of a player who came in with a reputation as disgruntled in Tennessee. "He's totally bought in and been awesome. He's like having a graduate assistant on the field with me."
  • Sanchez on the Mark: While the signal callers cleaned up their turnovers, it was an otherwise unspectacular day until Mark Sanchez got his red zone work. He fired three touchdown passes to the rookie draftees: two to Adam Shaheen (though Sanchez likely would've been sacked on one), and another fade in the corner to Tarik Cohen.
  • "Kyle is our cornerback": Alright, a little too soon to jump that far. But as Marcus Cooper tries easing his way back from some hamstring tightness, Kyle Fuller was the player we saw most on the side opposite Prince Amukamara on Monday. With all the questions about the 2014 first-round draft pick, the Bears need to find out exactly what they have in a player who missed all of last season due to injury, either for themselves, or someone else.
  • Drew drawing up a deal?: We told you last Wednesday night agent Drew Rosenhaus was on campus, probably trying to negotiate an extension for new client, Akiem Hicks, who's in the second year of a two-year deal after an outstanding Bears debut in 2016. That obviously never happened, but Rosenhaus was spotted behind one end zone at Monday's practice. On the phone. Ryan Pace was standing, observing several yards away in the corner of the same end zone. Without a phone to his ear.
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