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Bears set training camp schedule

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With the Chicago Bears rookie mini-camp in the books, training camp can’t be far behind. As a sign that football season never really ends, the Bears released their upcoming training camp schedule.

The shortened camp, beginning with the players reporting date of July 27 and running through August 9, returns to Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, IL for the 15th consecutive year.

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Bears host 64 players at rookie mini-camp

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The Chicago Bears are getting their first glimpse of their 2016 draft class at this weekend’s rookie mini-camp. The camp, which included single practices on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday also include participation from 32 invited tryout players and a handful of veterans with NFL experience.

First-round pick Leonard Floyd, the athletic, rangy but narrow-framed OLB from Georgia, is the main attraction, but the Bears are excited about the toughness and overall athletic skills of the remainder of the draftees.

As far as the tryout participants, NFL veteran OL Jeff Linkenbach had a handful of starts for Indianapolis from 20100-2013 before bouncing around the league the last couple of seasons.  READ MORE

Bears shuffle personnel department

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The Chicago Bears made a number of moves in the personnel department  promoting Mark Sadowski to director of college scouting, Francis Saint Paul to national scout, David Williams to West Coast scout, Jeff King to pro scout and Chris White to pro scouting coordinator.

Here’s the Bears official release:

Sadowski has 19 years of scouting experience with the New Orleans Saints (1998-2005) and Bears (2005-16). While with the Bears, he served as Chicago’s Southeast area scout (2005-12) and most recently held the title of senior national scout (2013-16). Prior to his time in Chicago, he worked as a pro scout (1998-99), NFS combine scout (2000) and Southeast area scout (2001-05) for the Saints.

Prior to joining the Saints, he served as defensive and special teams assistant at his alma mater, Tulane University, under former Green Wave head coaches Buddy Teevens and Tommy Bowden. Sadowski played safety for the Green Wave while earning his Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from Tulane while being honored as a member of the athletic department’s “3.0 Club” and Dean’s List.

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