Chris Boden's six observations from Wednesday's practice in Bourbonnais:
1. White bright
Kevin White had himself his best day of training camp thus far with a handful of nice receptions as he and Cam Meredith looked in synch with Mike Glennon in particular. White said afterward the "on our own" trip to Ft. Lauderdale most of the receivers took with Glennon and Mitch Trubisky (organized by Glennon) was the best thing he's been a part of since becoming a Bear as he looks to have that elusive healthy season.
2. Outside pressure
Leonard Floyd's speed continues causing problems for anyone attempting to block him. He's regularly winning his battles, but we can't see how many sacks he'd actually get since quarterbacks are "hands off." The guess here is a lot. He and Willie Young collapsed the pocket on one particular play during two-minute drills that would've resulted in a Glennon sandwich.
3. Big play for E.J.
During Mark Sanchez's possession in the two-minute drill, he targeted Joshua Bellamy in the right front corner of the end zone. Rookie fourth-rounder Eddie Jackson darted over and picked it off before falling out of bounds, reminiscent of his nine career interceptions in 41 games at Alabama.
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4. Jones-Quartey wheeled off
Another safety had a rough day. Harold Jones-Quartey rolled an ankle and slowly limped off the field. The team was practicing on the farthest field from the locker room, so he had to be carted off. Also, Jeremy Langford (ankle) remained sidelined, Kyle Long (ankle) was held out of on-field work and Prince Amukamara was excused as his wife underwent an appendectomy. Speaking of which, Markus Wheaton was back on the field as an observer, four days after undergoing the same procedure.
5. Sitton sittin' no longer
After Josh Sitton's wife gave birth to a girl last week, the guard was back at work, though not participating on every play. The 10-year veteran didn't seem too torn up about shortening his summer workload, stating training camp lasts too long anyway. He believes his switch back to right guard after five seasons on the left side will be fairly seamless, citing muscle memory.
6. Pace and Phillips
The general manager and the president/CEO spent a good portion of the two-hour practice observing together at one corner of the field. What were they talking about? "So how much money should we pay for an Akiem Hicks extension?" (Pure speculation on my part.)