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Bears’ training-camp report: Takeaways from the 11th practice

Mitch Trubisky finds the range; the final open practice at Olivet Nazarene draws a camp-high crowd of 9,141.

Bears coach Matt Nagy was appreciative of the large crowds at the Bears’ training-camp practices at Olivet Nazarene in Bourbonnais that were open to the public, including a camp-high 9,141 on Saturday. “I just want to thank all the fans coming out here,” Nagy said. “The first day we were out here and now the last day, it’s surreal, and we appreciate it. I don’t want to be remiss in thanking everybody. It’s pretty cool.”
Brian O’Mahoney/For the Sun-Times

The Sun-Times’ Mark Potash breaks down the Bears’ practice Saturday, the 11th of their 2019 training camp:

A little hope

In the midst of an uneven-at-best training camp, Mitch Trubisky had one noteworthy spate of success in an early seven-on-seven drill in the red zone. He completed 4 of 5 passes for touchdowns — to running back Tarik Cohen, wide receiver Anthony Miller, tight end Adam Shaheen and wide receiver Allen Robinson.

The throws to Miller (beating Kyle Fuller for the catch in the end zone), Shaheen (a diving catch over the middle) and Robinson (a reaching grab against Fuller in the front corner of the end zone) were the most impressive. Trubisky overthrew Javon Wims for the only incompletion in that stretch.

Fitting send-off

A typically enthusiastic camp-high crowd of 9,141 attended the final public practice at Olivet Nazarene. The players noticed.

“Can’t get over the fan support at practice here at training camp,” guard Kyle Long tweeted.

“Appreciate all the fans for coming out to this year’s training camp,” Robinson tweeted. “This season will be a special one.”

This and that

Neither Elliott Fry nor Eddy Pineiro attempted a field goal.

• Miller beat reserve cornerback Michael Joseph in a spotlight one-on-one — catching a well-thrown ball near the far right corner of the end zone. Miller did a celebration dance. Joseph did up-downs.

• The best throw/catch of the day was Chase Daniel’s deep ball to rookie Riley Ridley, who made a high-point catch against good coverage from Joseph in the end zone.

Next up

The Bears’ last practice at Olivet Nazarene on Sunday is not open to the public.