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Where to get autographs at camp?


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

I'm planning on bringing my kids to training camp for the first time this summer and was hoping you could provide some tips to get autographs.

Terry L.
Highland, Indiana

Several players sign autographs after each practice, so I would find a spot along the fence near the path from the field to the locker room. I would make sure you're there before practice ends. It also may be a good idea to have a poster or something for them to sign and if you call out to them, I would strongly recommend using their name and not their number. I don't know how old your kids are, but there's a section exclusively for kids 12-and-under to get autographs as well.

Who do you think will be the best player in the Bears secondary this season?

Ryan K.
Omaha, Nebraska

I'm going to go with cornerback Tracy Porter. The veteran was one of the most pleasant surprises for the Bears last season, starting 13 games and leading the defense with 22 pass breakups. Porter keyed the Bears' big win over the Packers last Thanksgiving night; he had a key fourth-quarter interception and became the first NFL player to break up four Aaron Rodgers passes in one game. Porter impressed me during offseason workouts and I feel that he will get more opportunities for interceptions this season than he did last year because of an improved pass rush.

With the drafting of pass rusher Leonard Floyd, I was wondering who are the top 10 Bears players with the most sacks.

Winfield, Illinois

Hall of Famer Richard Dent has the most sacks in Bears history (since the stat became official in 1992) with 124.5. Steve McMichael is second with 92.5, followed by Dan Hampton (57.0) and Alex Brown (43.5). Trace Armstrong and Adewale Ogunleye are tied for fifth with 42.0, followed by Brian Urlacher (41.5), Jim Flanigan (40.5), Julius Peppers (38.0) and Otis Wilson (36.0).

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