Wondering about a player, a past game or another issue involving the Bears? Senior writer Larry Mayer answers a variety of email questions from fans on ChicagoBears.com.
Cape Coral, Florida
The Bears saw the athleticism and speed they expected from defensive end-turned-linebacker Shea McClellin in offseason workouts, but they also know it’s a whole different ballgame when the pads come on training camp. With that being said, the team is confident that McClellin will contribute most likely either at the strongside position in the base defense and/or at middle linebacker in sub-packages. I believe that they probably will move McClellin around to keep offenses guessing. I know he’s comfortable playing linebacker, so hopefully that translates into success on the field.
I am thinking about taking my kids to training camp and was wondering if they would be able to meet any players or get autographs. Also, are there any discounts for veterans?
All training camp practices at Olivet Nazarene University are free and open to the public. Parking is free as well. There’s also an excellent opportunity to get autographs, especially with a kids only area near where a path that leads from the locker room to the field. You might be interested in Armed Forces Day on Aug. 4, where members of the military sit in a special section, but like I said every practice is free and open to the public. If you decide to go, I hope you have a great time.
Who is going to contest
Arlington Heights, Illinois
It seems like the most likely challenger at that position will be veteran