Three takeaways from Bears-Giants: Have the Bears found a dynamic backup OLB?

In the second quarter, James Vaughters swatted the ball out of quarterback Daniel Jones’ right hand and recovered it.

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Bears outside linebacker James Vaughters takes the field in the first quarter Friday.

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Three key takeaways from the Bears’ second preseason game:

• Finishing strong. Chase Daniel wasn’t good in his first half of work, taking three sacks and letting a shotgun snap go past him and all the way out the back of the end zone for a safety. On the final drive of the half, though, he completed 6-of-7 passes for 43 yards. Prior to that, he was 6-for-11 for 40 yards.

• White lightning. The night’s most impressive play didn’t count. Seventh-round rookie Kerrith Whyte fielded a kickoff three yards deep into the end zone, ran over the left numbers, cut across to the right and blazed into the end zone. The play came back, though, on a hold by Jesper Horsted. White won’t be the Bears’ primary kick returner, but his speed is tempting.

• Another strong showing. James Vaughters, a 26-year-old former CFL player, is outplaying the Bears’ other backup outside linebackers. In the second quarter, the Stanford alum swatted the ball out of quarterback Daniel Jones’ right hand and recovered it. He had a fumble recovery last week, too.

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