Bear Bites: Robbie Gould Welcomes Competition

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Good morning and welcome to Bear Bites, your morning rundown of Chicago Bears news. Read on for the latest on kicker competition, who J'Marcus Webb is impressing and how history is not on Marc Trestman's side.

  • Robbie Gould was injured late last season and had to have surgery in the off-season. Now recovering, he's welcoming the competition from new signee Austin Signor. (ESPN Chicago)
     
  • J'Marcus Webb's off-season was rough, as the Bears added his replacement and he was arrested, though the charges were later dropped. Still, he worked hard in camp and impressed teammate Brandon Marshall. (Chicago Sun-Times)
     
  • The Bears reportedly had a visit with Navy linebacker Keegan Wetzel. He is a Chicago-area guy who was once publicly praised by another Chicago guy: Barack Obama. (ESPN Chicago)
     
  • It was only shorts and helmets, but mini-camp was still a preview of what the Bears will look like this fall. Take a look at how their offense and defense broke down. (Chicago Tribune)
     
  • The draft is this week. The Bears are in a good position because they don't have to draft for any starters. (Windy City Gridiron)
     
  • History is not on Marc Trestman's side. The Bears haven't had a winning coach in his first year since the Eisenhower administration. (Chicago Tribune)
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