I've been hearing a ton about
More will be known Wednesday when the Bears are required to release their first injury report in advance of Sunday's season opener against the Colts. But second-year defensive tackle Stephen Paea said that he practiced without restrictions Monday and "I felt good. I'm healthy and ready to go." The Bears are hopeful that Paea, who had been sidelined since hurting his ankle Aug. 11 in practice, will be able to be part of the defensive line rotation in the opener barring a setback.
Why didn't the Bears place
Only players who are not able to practice when training camp begins-physically unable to perform-are eligible to be placed on the PUP list. So even if a player gets injured in the first training camp practice, he cannot go on the list. That's why the PUP list was not an option for Brandon Hardin, who injured his neck in the Bears' Aug. 18 preseason game against the Redskins.
Have the Bears named their team captains yet?
Yes, the Bears named their five captains Monday: Quarterback
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