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What we saw: Day 3 of Bears training camp

Bears rookie outside linebacker Leonard Floyd. (AP)

The Chicago Sun-Times’ Adam L. Jahns, Patrick Finley and Mark Potash break down the third day of Bears training camp:

Danny does well

Linebacker Danny Trevathan was the star of the first day of pads Saturday at Olivet Nazarene University. He burst through blockers to get to running back Jeremy Langford to snuff out a promising screen play. He quickly reached quarterback Jay Cutler on a blitz. And he cut through the offensive line on a stretch run to meet running back Jacquizz Rodgers behind the line of scrimmage. The best part? Trevathan did that on three consecutive plays. … Rookie linebacker Leonard Floyd’s snaps were limited because he’s getting over an illness, but he strongly set the edge during one play against the third-team offense and made a tackle for loss on running back Senorise Perry.

Adam L. Jahns


Guard Ted Larsen and outside linebacker Lamarr Houston engaged in the first skirmish of padded practice, with the former’s helmet coming off after a play in team drills. … Houston looked sharp in line drills, shoving tackle Nick Becton back into a row of offensive line onlookers. … Jacquizz Rodgers was dynamic for the third-straight day; the Bears’ running back job now looks like a four-man committee. … Rookie Kieren Duncan dove but dropped a long touchdown pass attempt, but, man, the kid can run. The Colorado State-Pueblo alum, who clocked a 4.25 40-yard dash at his pro day, would be an intriguing practice-squad stash.

Patrick Finley

Roughing it?

The Bears might be tempting fate by playing on a beat-up practice field, which was further impacted by heavy rains in the area Friday — but as Tom Brady says about the Patriots, “We practice in what we play in,” so maybe it’s good preparation for the regular season. … After noticeably light attendance the first two days of camp, the crowds were significantly better on the first weekend practice, but still not up to previous seasons. … Equipment manager Tony Medlin showing good lateral quickness to avoid Eddie Royal making a catch of an errant punt. … Backup tight end Gannon Sinclair working well vs. Willie Young.

Mark Potash