News and Notes from practice No. 6

News and Notes from practice No. 6
Bears' offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains meets with the Chicago media on Wednesday during training camp in Bourbonnais.

After a much needed day off, the Bears returned to the practice field on Wednesday in the hot sun in Bourbonnais.

Two starters in wide receiver Alshon Jeffery and linebacker Danny Trevathan didn’t finish practice. Jeffery suffered muscle tightness while Trevathan came off the field with a knee issue, head coach John Fox said.

Right guard Kyle Long returned to practice after suffering a left calf strain on Thursday. He was out there in a limited fashion, but either way that is great news for this offensive line.

Other Bears that did not practice at all on Wednesday were tight end Zach Miller (concussion), wide receiver Eddie Royal (concussion), linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski, cornerback Brandon Boykin, linebacker Roy Robertson-Harris and tight end Ben Braunecker.

Defensive tackle Terry Williams and tight end Khari Lee returned to full participation.

Rookie offensive tackle Adrian Bellard suffered a leg injury and had to be carted off, per Comcast Sportsnet’s John “Moon” Mullin.

Another scuffle broke out in practice and this time, it was a bigger one. Right tackle Bobby Massie was reportedly in the middle of it.

I think these so-called fights are a good way to build mental toughness in the locker room. Everyone is competing right now.

Cutler speaks

After the Bennett brothers Michael and Martellus made comments in a feature story on ESPN bashing Jay Cutler. Cutler chose not to respond when asked about their comments.

Michael, a defensive end for Seattle called Cutler “the worst quarterback in the NFL” while Martellus said that he’d be open but Cutler would still throw into double coverage.

Here’s what the Bears quarterback said back.

Loggains projects offense

New offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains served as a huge part of the Bears’ success on that side ball a year ago as the quarterbacks coach. His chemistry with Cutler is really easy to see and the two gel very well.

Loggains admitted that the offense shouldn’t look too different this season.

Kevin White makes the play of the day

Coming over from West Virginia and missing last season with a shin injury, highly talented second-year wide receiver Kevin White is still learning the full route tree. However, he showed up with a deep ball grab on Wednesday.

White has a solid relationship with new wide receivers Curtis Johnson and that bodes well if he wants to make an impact on a consistent basis this season.

Braverman continues to show off

Seventh-round rookie wideout Daniel Braverman seems to make a big catch every single day in camp. On Wednesday, he made a heck of a catch running with the second-team offense.

He’ll get plenty of chances in the preseason to carve out a role. I have a hunch that he will. He’s such a determined player.

Up next

The Bears hold practice No. 7 on Thursday at 9:35 a.m. CT.

More updates to come as John Fox and company try to turn things around in Chicago following a 6-10 season a year ago.

In case you missed it: The latest episode of the Unnecessary Roughness podcast. Let me know what you think. We had rookie wide receiver Kieren Duncan on as our guest.

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