Bears rookie David Montgomery a quick study in pass protection

After getting an early lesson from Roquan Smith, the Bears’ third-round pick is getting the hang of it.

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Bears rookie running back David Montgomery (32) battles linebacker Joel Iyiegbuniwe (45) in a pass protection drill at training camp in Bourbonnais.

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The Bears have been impressed with just about everything rookie running back David Montgomery does since drafting him in the third round — including his ability to learn well. Montgomery had a rude introduction to pass protection from Roquan Smith early in camp, but since has improved. 

“He’s gotten better each day,” running backs coach Charles London said. “I told him, ‘Ro’s a pretty good rusher. That’s not the first time Ro’s beat a back there.’ 

“That was his first day. We studied it on film. We talked about ways to improve and it’s carrying over. I don’t think he got beat once [Monday]. I think [it] was one of his better days. He’s just that type of kid. We try to find something — ‘Let’s get better at this today’ — and he attacks it and goes for it.” 

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