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Bears training-camp report: Observations, analysis from the sixth practice

Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky practices during training camp. | Ashlee Rezin/Sun-Times

BOURBONNAIS — The Sun-Times’ Patrick Finley breaks down the Bears’ sixth training-camp practice:

Trubisky ‘testing the waters’

Quarterback Mitch Trubisky threw two interceptions to cornerback Prince Amukamara in a three-play span Thursday — one on an overthrow, then another after a ball tipped off wide receiver Kevin White’s hands.

“Mitch had a couple of interceptions today,” coach Matt Nagy said. “The best part of that was he came back with a completion on the next play. So we’re growing in that process; he’s testing the waters along with the other quarterbacks.”

Injury update

Inside linebacker Danny Trevathan and outside linebacker Aaron Lynch have similar hamstring injuries, Nagy said, in the sense that the Bears don’t need to rush them.

“[Trevathan] is getting closer; day by day he’s getting closer,” he said. “We feel really good about it. He’s in good spirits and eventually when we feel the time is right, he’ll be back out there leading this defense.”

Cornerbacks Sherrick McManis (hamstring) and Kevin Toliver (quadriceps), inside linebacker Joel Iyiegbuniwe (shoulder), tight end Ben Braunecker (hamstring) and outside linebacker Kasim Edebali (oblique) also remained out.


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Rookie wide receiver Anthony Miller is having perhaps the best camp of any player. While being face-guarded by cornerback Marcus Cooper, Miller leaped, pinned the ball against Cooper’s back and hauled in a catch down the left sideline.

• Tight end Adam Shaheen made a leaping catch at the back right pylon over safety DeAndre Houston-Carson for the day’s prettiest score.

• The Bears had their most physical practice, featuring live tackling for the first time.

Up next

8:15 a.m. practice Friday at Olivet Nazarene University.

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