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

QB update

Bears quarterbacks might not have an easier day in camp than they had Thursday, when they performed a walkthrough indoors at the Student Life and Recreation Center.

Afterward, receiver Victor Cruz said rookie Mitch Trubisky has been ‘‘really good’’ in his first training camp but needs consistency.

‘‘I think in this league, obviously, you can have one good day or two good days,’’ Cruz said. ‘‘It’s a matter of how many times you have those good days. So the more consistency he has, the less mental errors or the less things go wrong, that’s when you start to see the change in the learning curve actually paying off and kind of coming through that other side.’’


The Bears took the fields at Olivet Nazarene University intending to practice, but warnings from their lightning detector sent them indoors to the fieldhouse, where they held a walkthrough practice. No ball was thrown or kicked.


Coach John Fox said safety for the players and fans was the primary motivator.

‘‘The alarms went off about three or four times,’’ he said. ‘‘We ended up adjusting and coming inside.’’

The Bears will compensate by practicing in pads but with no tackling Friday — ‘‘basically replace what we missed,’’ Fox said — in preparation for Family Fest on Saturday at Soldier Field.

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