As the Chicago Bears conclude training camp this week there are quite a few players who have stood out and some more who will need to show something to make the team.
For the Bears, this is a training camp is quite different from previous years. It is new head coach Marc Trestman's first with the Bears, which means it's the first time he's seeing most of his players in pads.
A lot of emphasis has been placed on the improvement of the offensive line with a number of new bodies, including first round pick Kyle Long. The Bears also have brought in a lot of new pass catchers. Not counting former receiver Devin Hester—who will now only play special teams—the Bears have 12 receivers in camp. Some of them are making plays, while we haven't heard much about the others.
Training camp is a time where young players get to strap on the pads and try and impress the coaches for the first time. It's also a time where coaches might start to notice veterans have gone down hill faster than they anticipated.
Stars are expected to make plays during practice, so it's hard for their stock to rise. If they're playing poorly, however, it's easy to notice.
Here is a list of some players who have helped their stock and others who might have put themselves in a little trouble early in training camp.