Training Camp Interview Archive

As always, we have a front-row seat for all the action at Olivet Nazarene University during training camp. Be sure to visit BearReport.com after every single workout down in Bourbonnais for exclusive interviews with your favorite players, coaches, and visiting NFL experts directly from the practice field. Get the inside scoop on the Monsters of the Midway from inside the ropes.

Day 21: Thursday, August 16
Defensive end Dan Bazuin missed a lot of practice time dealing with a nagging knee injury, but the rookie will suit up for Monday Night Football in Indianapolis. Click Here for the full story.

Day 19: Tuesday, August 14
Fullback Jason McKie doesn't get near the publicity that the rest of his offensive teammates get, but he's a big part of what this team does running the football. Click Here for the full story.

Day 18: Monday, August 13
Defensive back Danieal Manning started Super Bowl XLI at free safety as a rookie, but he's lining up at both safety and cornerback during training camp so far. Click Here for the full story.

Day 13: Wednesday, August 8
Offensive tackle Fred Miller has gone through his share of NFL training camps during his career, but he still has a lot to learn and is striving to play that perfect game. Click Here for the full story.

Day 12: Tuesday, August 7 (evening session)
Safety Adam Archuleta may be a fresh face in Chicago, but he knows what it's like to come back the next season after coming up short on Super Sunday. Click Here for the full story.

Day 8: Friday, August 3 (evening session)
New linebackers coach Hardy Nickerson didn't have Lance Briggs at his disposal during mini camp and OTAs at Halas Hall, but he's happy to have him around these days. Click Here for the full story.

Day 8: Friday, August 3 (morning session)
Fullback Obafemi Ayanbadejo doesn't even have a place to live yet in Chicago, but he could play a pivotal role on special team just like his brother Brendon Ayanbadejo. Click Here for the full story.

Day 7: Thursday, August 2
Linebacker Jamar Williams could have been upset once Lance Briggs ended his holdout and reclaimed the starting job at WLB, but Williams was happy to have him back. Click Here for the full story.

Day 6: Wednesday, August 1
Offensive lineman Josh Beekman was supposedly at the center of Monday's fight that occurred toward the end of practice, but the rookie out of Boston College sings a different tune. Click Here for the full story.

Day 5: Tuesday, July 31 (evening session)
Cornerback Trumaine McBride was supposed to be a longshot to make this team as a seventh-round draft pick, but he's definitely outplayed fifth-round CB Corey Graham so far. Click Here for the full story.

Day 5: Tuesday, July 31 (morning session)
Tight end Desmond Clark hears the fans in Bourbonnais going bananas for rookie Greg Olsen, but don't forget that the veteran out of Wake Forest is still the starter for this offense. Click Here for the full story.

Day 4: Monday, July 30
Cornerback Charles Tillman has 41 million reasons to be happy at training camp this season, but he admits that the secondary lost focus down the stretch last year. Click Here for the full story.

Day 3: Sunday, July 29
New defensive line coach Brick Haley had a good day today because he got a new toy to play with when the team made a trade for defensive tackle Darwin Walker. Click Here for the full story.

Day 2: Saturday, July 28 (evening session)
Veteran offensive guard Ruben Brown may be 35 years old this season, but he's coming off yet another appearance in the Pro Bowl – his ninth – last year. Click Here for the full story.

Day 2: Saturday, July 28 (morning session)
Rookie linebacker Michael Okwo has a degree from Stanford to his credit just in case this football business doesn't work out, but GM Jerry Angelo just loves him. Click Here for the full story.

Day 1: Friday, July 27
Wide receiver Brandon Rideau has a very good chance at making the leap from practice-squad player last year to 53-man-roster mainstay this year. Click Here for the full story.

Report Day: Thursday, July 26
Head coach Lovie Smith greets the media on the eve of his team's first training camp practice, and – as you've come to expect – he's as optimistic as ever. Click Here for the full story.


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