Staying Positive

Henry Burris, the team's third-string quarterback, had a horrible game in the Bears preseason opener, throwing two interceptions -- one that led to a touchdown -- and was 6 for 19 for 49 yards.

Still, the young quarterback considered the beating to be educational.

"It's a learning process step-by-step, but once I get things put together there are going to be some good things going on," Burris said. "I'm going to learn from this and I'm going to continue to work hard. I'm still confident in things I can do and I know I can come back from this."

Head coach Dick Jauron was critical of Burris following Saturday's game but emphasized his lack of experience.

"It was such a huge disappointment for him to perform as he did," Jauron said. "He'll work his way through it. He has very little playing experience playing the National Football League for sure and he'll get better. We'll looking forward to forgetting that game as quickly as we can and learning from it. That's all we can do about that game."

Burris hasn't seen game action since last preseason, which he spent with Green Bay. He is slated to get the bulk of the playing time in the Bears second exhibition game on Friday against St. Louis.

INJURY FRONT: Ted Washington and Bobby Gray both returned to the field after missing practice Monday. Gray had an immediate impact as he picked of Henry Burris in a seven-on-seven passing drill.

Roosevelt Williams sat of practice a day after returning to the field. His ankle sprain is still bothering him and is status for Friday's game at St. Louis questionable.

CATCHING UP: Tight End Luther Broughton made a one handed juggling catch in the end zone during Tuesday's morning session. He just missed making a similar reception minutes later.

John Davis, who is battling for a roster spot with Broughton, took a Jim Miller pass all the way after Mike Green gambled in an attempt to intercept the ball, but the strong safety missed leaving Davis alone for the score.

ROSTER MOVE: The Bears released DT Rodney Jones, who injured his knee last week after reaching an injury settlement with him Tuesday.

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