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Bears Bullets: Trubisky Revelation, Stoops Retires, NFL’s Fastest Players, Eyes On Free Agent WRs, More

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  • Jordy McElroy of FanRagSports writes about the value of Mitch Trubisky having a solid showing at training camp. As of now, the expectation levels for Trubisky are mixed. You could argue that they’re low, knowing that he is saddled behind Mike Glennon and Mark Sanchez on the depth chart. Or you could make a case they’re high because expectations are always high for the first quarterback taken in the draft, and because the long-term future of the team is more important than what happens in the short-term. In any case, Trubisky has already taken over second-string snaps with Sanchez on the shelf until July, so he already has a leg up on getting into a good groove for camp.
  • Over at Bleacher Report, Gary Davenport calls Trubisky the Bears’ biggest revelation from OTAs. And from where I stand, Trubisky’s progress is the big story from OTAs because of his elevation to QB2 after the Sanchez injury, and for his overall development. In an offseason in which the Bears underwent a ton of roster turnover featuring a bunch of veterans looking to earn their keep and rebuild their stock, it’s the rookie quarterback who stands out the most.
  • The panel at CSN Chicago’s Sports Talk Live recently debated the pros and cons of the Bears possibly signing Eric Decker or Jeremy Maclin, who are the two best players on the open market at a position of perceived weakness. You could make the case that available receivers should be pounding the doors at Halas Hall because the team doesn’t have a proven No. 1 option – despite adding six new bodies to the position room. Ideally, the Bears would be developing a younger receiver, but they didn’t draft any, and have only one undrafted free agent vying for playing time at the position. That leaves the Bears banking on some bounce-back years. And while Decker and Maclin would represent upgrades to the roster, I’m feel as if the Bears might be done adding pieces to this position group.
  • The Lions have signed a pair of former Bears defensive linemen in Ego Ferguson and Bruce Gaston, according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press.
  • One of college football’s most decorated coaches stepped down on Wednesday when Bob Stoops – who compiled a 190-48 record with 10 Big 12 championships and one national title – retired from Oklahoma, where he had coached since 1999. But before you start shipping his moving boxes to Halas Hall, just know that one former NFL executive thinks that particular rumor is absurd:


Luis Medina

Luis is the Lead Writer at The Ten-Yard Line, and you can find him on Twitter at @lcm1986.