BOURBONNAIS — The Chicago Sun-Times’ Adam L. Jahns, Patrick Finley and Mark Potash break down the 10th practice (and 12th day overall) of Bears training camp at Olivet Nazarene University:
There have been a plenty of opportunities for reserve tight ends in camp. On Monday, Gannon Sinclair stood out when he ran over linebacker John Timu on a crossing route in 7-on-7 play. To be fair, Timu slowed up because tackling was limited. But Sinclair is imposing at 6-7 and 258 pounds. … Backup defensive end Cornelius Washington would have had back-to-back sacks of quarterback Brian Hoyer in team drills if he could hit him. … Colleague Patrick Finley can’t catch. A laser from quarterback Jay Cutler was tipped in the end zone and helicoptered its way toward the side of Finley’s neck beyond the end zone. Ouch.
— Adam L. Jahns
Virginia McCaskey, the Bears’ 93-year-old matriarch, made her way to Bourbonnais on Monday, riding in the passenger seat of a golf cart to watch practice and mingle with those on the sideline. … Cutler went to a side field in the middle of practice to throw to Alshon Jeffery, who was in pads but limited. Receiver Marquess Wilson and tight end Zach Miller, both injured, watched . … Rookie Jonathan Bullard burst through the line and whacked Ka’Deem Carey as he took a hand-off. His touted quick first step has been as advertised. … Jahns exaggerates; I got at least one hand on the ball; the other one was holding a notebook.
— Patrick Finley
Harold on the spot
Safety Harold Jones-Quartey continued a strong camp, intercepting Jay Cutler on a deflected pass. … Leonard Floyd appears to be making progress, including a nice inside move to put pressure on Cutler. … Shades of Brent Seabrook and Andrew Ladd: Robbie Gould hit both the left and right uprights on FG attempts, though he needed separate kicks to do it. … With Jeffery and Eddie Royal out, Cutler seems to be building a rapport with Deonte Thompson. … Hoyer with a dart to WGN reporter Adam Hoge, who was clearly out of the end zone for an incompletion.
— Mark Potash
Up next:9:35 a.m. practice Tuesday at Olivet Nazarene University