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Lot of questions why #Bears had 5 linebackers at Halas Hall for tryouts today. Let’s see if we can make sense of it
First of all, a lot of teams do this and many more so than the Bears. They will bring players in – sometimes as many as two dozen – and get a look at them in a workout. The Patriots are notorious for bringing in large numbers of players for tryouts. It helps them update personnel information on players they have only seen in college or players they have only seen on tape with other teams. In the case of a veteran player like LB Omar Gaither, the Bears can see what kind of range he has, how he is moving after being a final cut of the Texans last month.
This isn’t a case of the Bears bringing in a group of players because of Brian Urlacher’s knee. That isn’t what is going on here. If something happens with Urlacher, the solution isn’t going to come in the form of a street free agent. But the tryouts help the personnel department sharpen up emergency lists and allow it to evaluate young players that could be candidates for the practice squad.
Here are the tryout players from today again:
Linebackers – Spencer Adkins, Rennie Curran, Jerry Franklin, Omar Gaither, Lawrence Wilson.
DB’s – Dante Hughes, Bryan McCann.