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John Fox doesn’t see cause for concern with Mitch Trubisky still unsigned

John Fox doesn’t see cause for concern with Mitch Trubisky still unsigned

Mitch Trubisky exited the Bears’ offseason program without a contract, but that seems to not be a big deal.

Trubisky took part in veteran minicamp this week at Halas Hall and previously hadn’t sounded worried or miffed that he hadn’t signed yet. Coach John Fox echoed that sentiment on Thursday. 

“Not really,” Fox said when asked if he was concerned about Trubisky not having signed yet. “In today's climate as opposed to say 10 years ago it's completely different. I know there was  holdout a year ago but I don't expect to see any of that this year.”

The holdout Fox referred to is the Los Angeles Chargers’ Joey Bosa, 2016’s No. 3 pick who didn’t sign a contract until late August last year. 

Trubisky and Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes have yet to sign, while fellow first-round quarterback DeShaun Watson signed with the Houston Texans in May. 

Last week, Trubisky brushed off a question about why he hasn’t signed yet. 

“That's not really for me to worry about,” Trubisky said. “I’m going to be out here at practice everyday. My agent and the Bears organization is going to handle that. But I'm not really sure how that stuff works. I'm here to play football, I'm not worried about contracts.”

Bears to don throwback helmets Sunday against Giants

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Bears to don throwback helmets Sunday against Giants

The Bears are throwing it back to the past this weekend at Soldier Field.

The Bears will rock 1960s throwback helmets Sunday when they take on the New York Giants. The helmet is navy blue and features a white "C" logo and gray facemask, whereas the current helmet has an orange "C" and white facemask.

A look at the throwback lid:

The Bears donned those helmets from 1962-72 during the playing days of  Dick Butkus and Gale Sayers, now Hall of Famers. They won the 1963 NFL Championship along the way.

“I think a lot of Bears fans remember the ‘60s, especially the ’63 championship team winning at Wrigley against the Giants with those ‘Cs’ on our helmet,” Bears chairman George H. McCaskey said. “And of course Butkus and Sayers and all the great memories they provided. That small change I think means a lot to people.”

As 2019 is the Bears' 100th season as a franchise, they've been honoring a different decade at each home game. The Bears have also installed seven-foot tall bobbleheads around Chicago each week featuring players from that week's celebratory decade.

Unsurprisingly, this week's game will celebrate the 1960s, with Butkus and Sayers represented in life-size bobblehead form:

The Bears will give out bobbleheads of Butkus and Sayers to the first 20,000 fans who arrive at Sunday's game.

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Mitch Trubisky practiced in full on Thursday

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Mitch Trubisky practiced in full on Thursday

As Chicago continues to analyze Mitch Trubisky’s hip and figure out if his benching was actually injury related or performance related, the injury report from practice makes it seem like he should play on Sunday.

Trubisky was a full participant in practice on Thursday, just as he was on Wednesday. Back-to-back full practices would seem to indicate he should be full go for Sunday’s game against the Giants.

If not, then chaos will ensue.


As for the rest of the injury report, offensive lineman Bobby Massie was not limited with his back injury while linebacker Isaiah Irving was limited with a quad injury.

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