Bears Blitz: Training Camp Brings Competition


Published: July 12, 2009

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... thinking about these position battles:


Safety: After jettisoning the popular, but oft-injured Mike Brown, Chicago has an opening opposite the hard-hitting Kevin Payne.  Second-year man Craig Steltz appears to have the first crack, but his limited play in '08 didn't inspire.  

Steltz was highly regarded at LSU as an active player with fine instincts and range, so the hope is that the light will come on.  Free agent and You Tube sensation Josh Bullocks and former Notre Damer and Texan Glenn Earl have been brought in to compete. 

Corey Graham was shifted from corner during organized team activities (OTA's), but word is the coaching staff wasn't thrilled with the results and has scrapped that experiment. 

Sixth round pick Al Afalava of Oregon State has a reputation for throwing his body around, and will need to, in order to make the team as a special teamer and provide depth. 


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