The Chicago Sun-Times’ Adam L. Jahns, Patrick Finley and Mark Potash break down the second day of Bears training camp:
Plenty of players lost their footing while making cuts during practice Friday at Olivet Nazarene University. The Bears used the same field as the day before and left it with noticeable divots. The fields were drenched by a thunderstorm that rolled through Bourbonnais on Thursday evening. … Receiver Kevin White endured his first “hit” of camp. He got tied up between safety Adrian Amos and outside linebacker Lamarr Houston during a catch, and Houston landed hard on top of him. No worries, though. White, who missed all of his rookie season because of a stress fracture, got right back up and played on.
Adam L. Jahns
Plenty of open seats
I can’t remember the last time I saw so few fans in back-to-back days here. Blame the Bears’ lack of stars — gone are Matt Forte, Brandon Marshall and Martellus Bennett — and playoff buzz. There will be a weekend boost, sure, but how large? … Defensive end Akiem Hicks was dominant again, beating tight end Gannon Sinclair and celebrating a “sack” of Jay Cutler — players can’t touch the quarterback — with a boisterous dance. … On muggy day where cramping slowed down at least three players, the most amazing accomplishment was inside linebacker Jerrell Freeman’s insistence on wearing long pants and, under this jersey, long sleeves.
It’s no surprise that 5-10 rookie WR Daniel Braverman is quickly moving into Dane Sanzenbacher territory as a training camp favorite. The seventh-round pick from Western Michigan not only is showing off his speed and quickness, but his toughness as well with a leaping catch in traffic over the middle on a pass from Connor Shaw … Braverman’s ability to catch-and-go is impressive, at least in shorts. Shows a knack for getting open — “all day” as one fan shouted. Braverman slipped while returning a kickoff, but that was a rare mishap. He concluded practice with another leaping catch, drawing a big reaction from fans.
Next: 9:35 a.m. practice Saturday (first day of pads)