The Chicago Sun-Times’ Adam L. Jahns, Patrick Finley and Mark Potash break down the fifth day of Bears training camp:
Nice throw, nice catch
No. 2 quarterback Brian Hoyer has struggled at times during training camp, but he showed off some nice touch on Monday, when he lofted a pass over the secondary to running back Ka’Deem Carey, who was running a wheel route. It was Hoyer’s best pass thus far at Olivet Nazarene University, and it was a good grab by Carey. “I’ve been practicing on that over-the-shoulder catch all day and all year,” Carey said. … Defensive end Akiem Hicks received a loud ovation from fans after strongly stopping running back Jeremy Langford in the backfield during a run drill … Members of the offensive line sang “Happy Birthday” to right tackle Bobby Massie on the field after practice.
Adam L. Jahns
Guard Ted Larsen was involved in his third fight of the five-day training camp Monday, shoving Christian Jones after the linebacker pushed lineman Adrian Bellard. He’s been the chippiest player of camp thus far. Coach John Fox called fights “part of football” and a “waste of energy sometimes,” but admitted some players were more intense than others … Receiver B.J. Daniels, signed only Wednesday night, made a leaping catch over safety Harold Jones-Quartey…. Dig it: players practiced tipping punts at the goal line using volleyballs.
Second-year safety Harold Jones-Quartey always seems to be in the middle of the action. Jones-Quartey had an interception of a Jay Cutler pass after the ball that was tipped in a battle between Alshon Jeffery and Kyle Fuller. … Jones-Quartey also instigated a minor tiff with TE Gannon Sinclair without even being on the field of play. While on the sideline, he hit Sinclair as Sinclair ran out of bounds after catching a pass. Sinclair didn’t back down, shoving HJQ as he returned to the huddle. … Daniel Braverman made an impressive one-handed grab vs. tight coverage from Kevin Peterson
Up next: Off day on Tuesday.