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Bears camp digest: QB Mitch Trubisky finishes practice strong

Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky was named the starter Monday. (Brian O'Mahoney/For the Sun-Times)

BOURBONNAIS — The Sun-Times’ Patrick Finley breaks down the Bears’ penultimate practice at Olivet Nazarene University:

QB update

Rookie Mitch Trubisky had a chance to march the Bears to victory in a two-minute drill Sunday. It was the final drill of the Bears’ last open-to-the-public practice at Olivet Nazarene University.

Trubisky, who took more snaps than usual because Mark Sanchez sat out with a bruised ankle, completed a short pass to Daniel Brown. He then went deep down the right sideline to Tanner Gentry to get into the red zone, then found Brown over the middle for a ‘‘score.’’

On a two-point conversion, Trubisky scored after a little razzle-dazzle.

‘‘He did have a successful scoring drive in two-minute,’’ coach John Fox said. ‘‘We got down there pretty close with the first unit; that was against the first unit. But we just continue to evaluate practice — not just games, but the whole practice — and [Trubisky] is continuing to get better.’’


Cornerback Prince Amukamara picked off quarterback Mike Glennon on a comeback route run by receiver Cam Meredith down the left sideline. On the next throw, Glennon threw a perfect ball over the middle to tight end Zach Miller. . . . Linebacker Christian Jones broke up two passes in a two-minute drill. . . . Ex-Lions fullback Michael Burton made two pretty catches during one-on-one drills. . . . Tight end Dion Sims continued to show his progress as a receiver. He made a one-handed catch that drew oohs and aahs.

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