The scent of pigskin is in the air -- no, Gopher practice has not opened yet, but NFL training camps are in session. With 22 former Gophers gunning for jobs, odds are you'll see some familiar faces during preseason games this month.
The quarterback position has gotten a major overhaul since last year. During the offseason the Bears have added someone to lead them now and another player they hope will lead them into the future.
In the coming weeks several players will come and go. <!--Default NodeId For Henry Burris is 722136,2003--><A HREF=[PlayerNode:722136]>Henry Burris</A> knows that road all too well as the journeyman quarterback is once again looking for work after the Bears waived him Monday.
The chances of <!--Default NodeId For Henry Burris is 722136,2003--><A HREF=[PlayerNode:722136]>Henry Burris</A> making the Bears 53-man roster were slim, but that just became none as the quarterback sprained his knee over the weekend and will miss the remainder of the NFLE schedule.
New and old Bears came together at Halas Hall Friday, as the team opened a three-day mini-camp.
<!--Default NodeId For Chris Chandler is 292192,2002--><A HREF=[PlayerNode:292192]>Chris Chandler</A> is still in the Bears' quarterback plans, although the injury-prone, 37-year-old's employment could be tentative depending on how the draft goes.
Hutchinson's Tony Mortenson will be a quarterback to keep an eye on in 2003. Mortenson names his early favorites.