Mini-camp notes

The first day of the Bears two-week mini-camp was relatively uneventful, but Bear Report caught up with safety <!--Default NodeId For Bobby Gray is 722149,2003--><A HREF=[PlayerNode:722149]>Bobby Gray</A>, who spent most of his rookie season on IR with a broken wrist. He was back on the field and seemed to be handling the ball well.

"It's great to be back," Gray said. "It was unbelievably frustrating to spend most of my first year in professional football just watching the games on TV. I really wanted to be out there doing my part to help the team win."

Gray feels comfortable with the progress he has made during the offseason and is ready to be a regular contributor this year.

"I went to the classroom sessions quite a bit during the time I was down," he said. "That helped keep me in touch with the members of the team. I know the plays and am more than ready to put that knowledge to use on the field. I am able to hold the ball with no problem. My wrist still is taped to protect it from further injury, but that doesn't interfere at all with my play."

David Terrell, who also spent much of the past season rehabilitating, was on the field working out and running plays as well.

New Bears quarterback Kordell Stewart took most of the snaps in the early morning workouts with veteran Chris Chandler and rookie Rex Grossman also got work.

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