The Sun-Times’ Patrick Finley breaks down practice Monday, the fourth of training camp:
With only a few respites, the Bears practiced in a steady rain.
‘‘I was happy with our players coming out and keeping their footing,’’ coach Matt Nagy said. ‘‘The rain, that’s part of our elements. We’re gonna see that.’’
The ball was slick, which made for a few awkward throws and the occasional fumble.
‘‘I really like the sun,’’ left tackle Charles Leno Jr. said wistfully. ‘‘I’m from California. I don’t mind it being hot.’’
Tight end Adam Shaheen missed his second consecutive practice with a sore lower back. Nagy said he felt better than he did Sunday, but ‘‘it didn’t make sense for him to be out there’’ in the rain.
‘‘He is a big guy, and he’s been working on his flexibility,’’ Nagy said of Shaheen. ‘‘But I personally don’t look at it as too much of a concern. We want Adam to be healthy for Week 1, so whenever that is, there is no need for us to push anything.’’
Receiver Riley Ridley (hamstring) and safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (knee) remained out. Receiver Emanuel Hall sat, too, while recovering from offseason groin surgery.
This and that
Veteran defensive back Sherrick McManis, who has been playing safety with Clinton-Dix out, used a ‘‘Peanut punch’’ to force a fumble for the second consecutive day.
• Cornerback Buster Skrine one-armed a diving interception against Mitch Trubisky.
• A good day for Ducks: Safety Clifton Duck wrestled the ball away from tight end Dax Raymond for an interception.
The Bears will hold a closed-to-the-public practice at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday.