Former Bears center Mike Pyle passed away Wednesday at the age of 76. Pyle played all nine seasons of his NFL career with the Bears from 1961-69.
Having recovered from last year's season-ending leg injuries, Willie Young and Lamarr Houston both have been cleared to participate in the Bears' first training camp practice Thursday.
The Bears reported to training camp Wednesday with a new attitude - fueled by GM Ryan Pace and coach John Fox - that players believe will lead to sustained success.
Bears first-round draft pick Kevin White will open training camp on the physically unable to perform list due to a shin injury he sustained last month in OTA workouts.