Chicago Bears Training Camp Story Tracker

If you want all the news, notes, and quotes from your Chicago Bears as they prepare for the 2008 season, Bear Report has you covered. Be sure to bookmark this story tracker, as this is where you will find links to daily practice recaps, exclusive interviews, and so much more from training camp in Bourbonnais.

Wednesday, August 13

Day 22 Video Highlights: Daily video highlights are being shared with Bear Report courtesy of Roy Hernandez and Sports Fans Network. To see all the on-the-field action from Monday in Bourbonnais, Click Here.

Tuesday, August 12

Day 21 Practice Recap: Rex Grossman and Kyle Orton both had a pretty good day throwing the football, although the receivers have had better performances. For all the daily news and notes from training camp, Click Here.

Day 21 Video Highlights: Daily video highlights are being shared with Bear Report courtesy of Roy Hernandez and Sports Fans Network. To see all the on-the-field action from Monday in Bourbonnais, Click Here.

Robbie Gould: JC caught up with Pro Bowler Robbie Gould after Tuesday's practice under the lights at Ward Field. To hear what the highest-paid kicker in the NFL had to say about this coming season, Click Here.

Monday, August 11

Day 20 Practice Recap: Brandon Rideau is making a case for the 53-man roster yet again in Bourbonnais, although the numbers game appears to be working against him. For all the daily news and notes from training camp, Click Here.

Day 20 Video Highlights: Daily video highlights are being shared with Bear Report courtesy of Roy Hernandez and Sports Fans Network. To see all the on-the-field action from Sunday in Bourbonnais, Click Here.

Roberto Garza Interview: The offensive line held back the Midway Monsters this past season, but the group played fairly well in the exhibition opener according to Roberto Garza. To read what Garza had to say after Monday's workout, Click Here.

Bears Inside Slant: Marty Booker used to be the No. 1 receiver for the Monsters of the Midway and a pretty good one, but it remains to be seen how much he has left. To get the Inside Slant from the NFL experts at Scout.com, Click Here.

Sunday, August 10

Day 19 Practice Recap: Both Rex Grossman and Kyle Orton appear to be getting worse instead of better, and some of the rookies may have hit the proverbial wall. For all the daily news and notes from training camp, Click Here.

Day 19 Video Highlights: Daily video highlights are being shared with Bear Report courtesy of Roy Hernandez and Sports Fans Network. To see all the on-the-field action from Sunday in Bourbonnais, Click Here.

Brandon Lloyd Interview: The Midway Monsters are still listing four receivers atop their offensive depth chart, but it looks like Brandon Lloyd is going to be a starter. To read what Lloyd had to say after Sunday's workout, Click Here.

Saturday, August 9

Day 18 Practice Recap: If Rex Grossman continues to throw the ball like he did Saturday, then Kyle Orton will indeed win the starting job under center. For instant analysis of all the action down in Bourbonnais, Click Here.

Day 18 Video Highlights: Daily video highlights are being shared with Bear Report courtesy of Roy Hernandez and Sports Fans Network. To see all the on-the-field action from Saturday in Bourbonnais, Click Here.

Trumaine McBride Interview: Corey Graham has been getting a lot of coverage during training camp, but it was Trumaine McBride who got nine starts last year as a rookie. To read what he has to say about being a veteran now, Click Here.

Tuesday, August 5

Day 14 Practice Recap: Since the workout was just a glorified walkthrough and featured a lot scout-team action against the starting units, JC decided to evaluate everything we've seen in training camp to date. To read his take, Click Here.

Caleb Hanie Audio: This undrafted free agent from Colorado State remains third on the depth chart at quarterback after the team waived Nick Hill. To listen to him in this exclusive audio feature, Click Here.

Mike Brown Interview: Brian Urlacher and Tommie Harris have been to more Pro Bowls, but Mike Brown is the leader of the defense and perhaps its most important player. To read what he had to say about the preseason opener, Click Here.

Monday, August 4

Day 13 Video Highlights: Daily video highlights are being shared with Bear Report courtesy of Roy Hernandez and Sports Fans Network. To see all the on-the-field action from Sunday in Bourbonnais, Click Here.

Bears Inside Slant: While Chris Williams has disappointed in training camp so far, Matt Forte has been even better than advertised from Day 1. To get the Inside Slant from the NFL experts at Scout.com, Click Here.

Sunday, August 3

Day 12 Practice Recap: Kyle Orton may have been the people's choice Friday night at Soldier Field, but it was Rex Grossman who captivated the crowd Sunday. For instant analysis of the day's work down in Bourbonnais, Click Here.

Day 12 Video Highlights: Daily video highlights are being shared with Bear Report courtesy of Roy Hernandez and Sports Fans Network. To see all the on-the-field action from Sunday in Bourbonnais, Click Here.

Friday, August 1

Israel Idonije Interview: Even though he's known primarily for his work on special teams, Israel Idonije is going to play a lot of tackle for this defense in 2008. To hear what he had to say on Family Night at Soldier Field, Click Here.

Thursday, July 31

Day 9 Practice Recap: Greg Olsen looks ready to morph into a Pro Bowler, and Brian Urlacher is really on a mission to get back to Hawaii. For a period-by-period breakdown of Thursday's practice, Click Here.

Corey Graham Interview: Charles Tillman may be out of the lineup due to a family matter, but that's given Corey Graham an opportunity to strut his stuff. To read more about his situation on defense, Click Here.

Wednesday, July 30

Day 8 Practice Recap: Brandon Rideau is now the dark horse at receiver to make the team, not Mike Hass. For a play-by-play review of what went down at Ward Field on Day 8 of training camp, Click Here.

John Tait Interview: If the Midway Monsters are going to have a better offensive line in 2008 than they did in 2007, John Tait's move from left tackle to right tackle will be integral. To read what the veteran has to say about the shift, Click Here.

Earl Bennett Rookie Diary: The third-round draft pick from Vanderbilt has been one of the best players on the field during training camp. To read his very own thoughts and feelings directly from Bourbonnais, Click Here.

Tuesday, July 29

Day 7 Practice Recap: Monday could not have been much worse from an offensive standpoint, but both Rex Grossman and Kyle Orton looked pretty good Tuesday. If you want to review what happened on the practice field, Click Here.

Anthony Adams Interview: He may not offer much of a pass rush in the trenches, but Anthony Adams was pretty good against the run next to Tommie Harris last season. To read what he has to say about playing nose tackle, Click Here.

Around the NFC North: What's happening in training camp with the likes of Green Bay, Minnesota, and Detroit? To read all the latest updates from Scout.com experts Bill Huber, Tim Yotter, and Nate Caminata, Click Here.

Monday, July 28

Day 6 Practice Recap: Bears fans need to start preparing themselves for another long year of bad football on the offensive side of the ball in the Windy City. For a recap of Monday's practice at Olivet Nazarene University, Click Here.

Hunter Hillenmeyer Interview: Everybody knows Brian Urlacher and Lance Briggs are two of the top `backers in the NFL, but Hunter Hillenmeyer is underappreciated over on the strong side. To read his take on the subject, Click Here.

Bears Inside Slant: There may not be a more important player on the entire team than Mike Brown, who has had trouble staying healthy the last four years. To get the Inside Slant from the NFL experts at Scout.com, Click Here.

Sunday, July 27

Day 5 Practice Recap: With Devin Hester back in the mix and sporting a brand new four-year contract extension, suddenly the Midway Monsters have another reason to be excited. For all the action from Sunday's workout in Bourbonnais, Click Here.

Garrett Wolfe Interview: Garrett Wolfe has a chance to be a pretty good player one of these days, but it remains to be seen if he'll get his chance in Chicago. To read what he had to say Sunday at training camp, Click Here.

Saturday, July 26

Day 4 Practice Recap: If Matt Forte can be this good during the regular season, then saying goodbye to Cedric Benson looks like an even better decision every day. For a play-by-play analysis of Saturday's prime-time practice, Click Here.

Jason McKie Interview: The running backs and offensive line got a lot of the blame last year for the running game, but what about the fullback position? To read what Jason McKie had to say about that, Click Here.

Craig Steltz Interview: Mike Brown is one of the premier safeties in the NFL, but his lengthy injury history means rookie Craig Steltz could be just one play away from a starting spot. To learn more about the former Bayou Bengal, Click Here.

Friday, July 25

Day 3 Practice Recap: We are starting to see some separation in the quarterback battle, as Rex Grossman has made fewer mistakes so far than Kyle Orton. For a snap-by-snap account of all the proceedings, Click Here.

Ryan Grice-Mullen Audio: What does the former Warrior wide receiver think about the difference between Hawaii's offense and what they are running in Chicago? If you want to listen for yourself in this exclusive audio feature, Click Here.

Ryan Grice-Mullen Scouting Report: Not only does NFL Draft Analyst Chris Steuber give a scouting report on the new Bear, but his former QB at Hawaii, Colt Brennan, offers his analysis. To read what they have to say, Click Here.

Thursday, July 24

Day 2 Practice Recap: Chris Williams didn't even make it to contact drills before leaving practice with back trouble, but another rookie, Earl Bennett, simply looks fantastic so far. To read all about it, Click Here.

Nick Roach Interview: Can this second-year linebacker and former Northwestern Wildcat replace Brendon Ayanbadejo as the special-teams coverage ace? To read what he has to say about the situation, Click Here.

Wednesday, July 23

Day 1 Practice Recap: The good-news signing of first-rounder Chris Williams was overshadowed by the unexpected holdout from All-Pro Devin Hester. To read what went down on the practice field, Click Here.

Rashied Davis Interview: Now that Devin Hester is a training camp holdout, the receiver derby is even more wide open. To read what Rashied Davis has to say about his chances to emerge as a starter, Click Here.

Tuesday, July 22

Camp Countdown Chat: JC hosted another interactive chat session on the eve of training camp, answering a ton of questions from readers along the way. To review all the latest updates from his dorm room at Howe Hall, Click Here.

Lovie Smith's Press Conference: The Bears head coach addressed the media to officially kick off this year's training camp, and JC came to four conclusions based on what he heard. For his take, Click Here.

Training Camp Schedule: To see the entire schedule of events on the campus of Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, from the first day of practice on July 23 to the break of camp on August 14, Click Here.

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