BOURBONNAIS — The Chicago Sun-Times’ Adam L. Jahns, Patrick Finley and Mark Potash break down the seventh practice of Bears training camp:
Here comes Bullard
Success is starting to come for rookie defensive end Jonathan Bullard. On Thursday, he tackled running back Senorise Perry for a loss during team drills and forcefully knocked back rookie guard Cody Whitehair during one-on-ones. There were other big plays as his fast first step is proving to be disruptive against the Bears’ second- and third-stringers. … There was plenty to like about the live goal-line battle between the offense and defense that concluded practice. It featured big hits, non-stop trash talk, penalties and even a little a dance from defensive coordinator Vic Fangio. Two players stood out to me: defensive tackle Eddie Goldman and outside linebaker Sam Acho.
— Adam L. Jahns
Acho and Charles Leno dueled in a one-on-one pass-rush drill that turned into a best-of-three, with Leno winning the decisive third. …Despite the 90-degree heat, Fangio continues to wear his gray sweatshirt. “It’s to protect the sun on my arms,” he said. … Defensive lineman Will Sutton and running back Ka’Deem Carey yapped at each playfully; they were college rivals, with Sutton attending Arizona State at the same time Carey went to Arizona. … Cam Meredith had the catch of the day, bobbling a pass and catching it after being spun around by Deon Bush. … New favorite drill: outside linebackers traipsing around overturned trash cans with their hands behind their back, to work on hip movement.
— Patrick Finley
Blasts from the past
Training camp had a 1998 feel to it, with six-time Pro Bowl center Olin Kreutz, Pro Bowl tackle James “Big Cat” Williams, long-snapper Pat Mannelly and linebacker Chris Draft in attendance. … WR Deonte Thompson showed up again, beating two defenders to catch a deep ball from Brian Hoyer. … Demontre Hurst broke up a pass from Jay Cutler to Marc Mariani in a 7-on-7 drill. … Kevin White overdid a swim move vs. Kyle Fuller and was called for offensive PI. … FB Paul Lasike scored the only TD on six plays of a spirited goal-line drill.
— Mark Potash
Up next: 11:15 a.m. practice Friday at Olivet Nazarene University