Bears rookies, quarterbacks report to training camp

Alyssa Barbieri
Bears Wire

It’s been a long summer, but the wait is finally over as the Chicago Bears gear up for the start of training camp.

Bears rookies and quarterbacks report to Halas Hall beginning Saturday, July 23. The rest of the team will report to the team’s Lake Forest facility on Tuesday, July 26.

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Chicago will practice for the first time on Wednesday, July 27, which is closed to the public. The Bears’ first open practice will be on Thursday, where a free ticket is required for entry (See the full schedule here).

All eyes will be on second-year quarterback Justin Fields, who enters training camp as the undisputed starter. Unlike last summer, Fields will be getting all of the reps with the starters.

The Bears are installing a new offense under Luke Getsy, one that caters to Fields’ skillset. But the quarterback room is going to look different following the departure of Andy Dalton and Nick Foles this offseason. Chicago signed Trevor Siemian and Nathan Peterman to serve as Fields’ reserves.

The Bears have an intriguing group of rookies this year, including several who are expected to be immediate contributors. That includes cornerback Kyler Gordon, safety Jaquan Brisker, wide receiver Velus Jones Jr., offensive tackle Braxton Jones and punter Trenton Gill.

Unfortunately, Brisker isn’t expected to be among those reporting to Halas Hall as he’s in the middle of a contract holdout.