Meet the Rookies

2017 Meet the Rookies Episodes

  • Meet The Rookies: Adam Shaheen

    Posted Jun 22, 2017

    Once an accomplished small college basketball player, Adam Shaheen explains what led him to abandon that plan and not only change schools, but shift his athletic pursuits entirely. It’s a long road from Division II to the NFL and a former coach backs up why he always believed it was a path the Bears second-round Draft pick could successfully travel.

  • Meet The Rookies: Tarik Cohen

    Posted Jun 21, 2017

    Tarik Cohen burst from the tiny hamlet of Bunn, N.C., and arrived at Halas Hall as a fourth-round Draft pick. The shifty running back explains why the one college scholarship offer he received was enough and how he thrives on the doubts of others. His mother and college position coach reveal exactly how long his odds seemed and how belief can change everything.

  • Meet The Rookies: Rashaad Coward

    Posted Jun 20, 2017

    Rashaad Coward details the hardships and hurdles he encountered not only playing football, but simply growing up in the urban hub of Brooklyn, N.Y. Former coaches detail how Coward focused his attention and energy on football to escape the inner city and earn an NFL opportunity.

  • Meet the Rookies: Mitchell Trubisky

    Posted Jun 19, 2017

    Hear from the rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky on his ascent from Ohio high school star to first-round NFL Draft pick. Family members and a former coach help illustrate how football isn’t just a game to Trubisky, it’s a way of life.

  • Trailer: Meet the Rookies 2017

    Posted Jun 18, 2017

    Meet the Rookies showcases personal profiles of four members of the Chicago Bears 2017 rookie class (Mitchell Trubisky, Adam Shaheen, Tarik Cohen and Rashaad Coward) as they each take their first steps toward establishing an NFL career. Meet the Rookies is produced by the Chicago Bears Network and hosted by Jeff Joniak.

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2015 Meet the Rookies Episodes

  • Meet the Rookies Trailer

    Posted Jun 8, 2015

    A preview of our four part series, 'Meet the Rookies' brought to you by Chicago Tribune digitalPLUS.

  • Meet the Rookies: Cameron Meredith

    Posted Jun 22, 2015

    Learn more about rookie wide receiver Cameron Meredith's unique path to the NFL on 'Meet the Rookies' brought to you by Chicago Tribune DigitalPLUS.

  • Meet the Rookies: Hroniss Grasu

    Posted Jun 21, 2015

    Learn more about rookie offensive lineman Hroniss Grasu's unique path to the NFL on 'Meet the Rookies' brought to you by Chicago Tribune DigitalPLUS.

  • Meet the Rookies: Kevin White

    Posted Jun 24, 2015

    Learn more about rookie wide receiver Kevin White's unique path to the NFL on 'Meet the Rookies' brought to you by Chicago Tribune DigitalPLUS.

  • Meet the Rookies: Tayo Fabuluje

    Posted Jun 21, 2015

    Learn more about rookie offensive lineman Tayo Fabuluje's unique path to the NFL on 'Meet the Rookies' brought to you by Chicago Tribune DigitalPLUS.

2014 Inside Rookie Minicamp Episodes

  • Inside Rookie Minicamp Trailer

    Posted Jun 10, 2014

    Take a look behind the scenes with the unique off season 5 part special which provides exclusive access to the Bears' rookies and coaches on this season of Inside Rookie Minicamp brought to you by Chicago Tribune Digital Sports.

  • Inside Rookie Minicamp: Episode 1

    Posted Jun 11, 2014

    Take a look behind-the-scenes as the rookies arrive at Halas Hall to begin their journey towards becoming a Chicago Bear on episode one of Inside Rookie Minicamp.

  • Inside Rookie Minicamp: Episode 2

    Posted Jun 16, 2014

    The rookies hit the practice field for the first time and coaches Jon Hoke and Chris Harris have their first opportunity to work with defensive backs Kyle Fuller and Brock Vereen on episode two of Inside Rookie Minicamp.

  • Inside Rookie Minicamp: Episode 3

    Posted Jun 19, 2014

    Offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer introduces the rookie offensive lineman to new techniques and special teams coordinator Joe DeCamillis emphasizes special teams on episode three of Inside Rookie Minicamp.

  • Inside Rookie Minicamp: Episode 4

    Posted Jun 24, 2014

    Running back Jordan Lynch adjusts to his new position and defensive line coach Paul Pasqualoni discusses the importance of detail in his meeting on episode four of Inside Rookie Minicamp.

  • Inside Rookie Minicamp: Episode 5

    Posted Jun 25, 2014

    Head coach Marc Trestman and defensive coordinator Mel Tucker were mic'd up for the final day of practice and two players are invited to join the Bears on the final episode of Inside Rookie Minicamp.

2013 Inside Rookie Minicamp Episodes

  • Inside Rookie Minicamp 2013: Ep. 1

    Posted Jun 14, 2013

    A behind-the-scenes look at the Bears rookie minicamp. Episode one greets the rookies at the airport and follows them through their journey towards becoming a Chicago Bear.

  • Inside Rookie Minicamp 2013: Ep. 2

    Posted Jun 17, 2013

    A behind-the-scenes look at the Bears rookie minicamp. Practice begins in episode 2, as Special Teams Coordinator Joe DeCamillis emphasizes the importance of the Bears teams unit.

  • Inside Rookie Minicamp 2013: Ep. 3

    Posted Jun 19, 2013

    A behind-the-scenes look at the Bears rookie minicamp. Episode three takes a look inside the defensive huddle with new defensive coordinator Mel Tucker.

  • Inside Rookie Minicamp 2013: Ep. 4

    Posted Jun 24, 2013

    A behind-the-scenes look at the Bears rookie minicamp. Episode four takes a look inside the offensive huddle with new offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer.

  • Inside Rookie Minicamp 2013: Ep. 5

    Posted Jun 26, 2013

    A behind-the-scenes look at the Bears rookie minicamp. Episode five takes you through the final day of camp.

2012 Inside Rookie Minicamp Episodes

  • Inside Rookie Minicamp 2012: Ep. 1

    Posted Jun 18, 2012

    Episode one, arrival day. Part one of the five part series that takes you behind closed doors as the Bears 2012 rookies get their first taste of the NFL.

  • Inside Rookie Minicamp 2012: Ep. 2

    Posted Jun 20, 2012

    Episode two, equipment fitting and introductory meetings. Part two of the five part series that takes you behind closed doors as the Bears 2012 rookies get their first taste of the NFL.

  • Inside Rookie Minicamp 2012: Ep. 3

    Posted Jun 25, 2012

    Episode three: practice begins. Part three of the five part series that takes you behind closed doors as the Bears 2012 rookies get their first taste of the NFL.

  • Inside Rookie Minicamp 2012: Ep. 4

    Posted Jun 27, 2012

    Episode four: day two of practice. Part four of the five part series that takes you behind closed doors as the Bears 2012 rookies get their first taste of the NFL.

  • Inside Rookie Minicamp 2012: Ep. 5

    Posted Jul 2, 2012

    Episode five: Final practice, some tryout players make it, others depart. Part five of the five part series that takes you behind closed doors as the Bears 2012 rookies get their first taste of the NFL.

2010 Inside Rookie Minicamp Episodes