Bears Receiver Breaks Clavicle; Fight During Practice
Tuesday Aug 05, 2014 12:00am
Bears receiver Wilson breaks clavicle
(BOURBANNAIS, IL) - The Chicago Bears announced receiver Marquess Wilson suffered a fractured left clavicle during practice Monday after he landed awkwardly diving for a deep ball thrown by Jay Cutler. Wilson could miss multiple regular-season games. He and the club's doctors were still trying to determine whether the receiver would need surgery. Wearing a sling outside the cafeteria at Olivet Nazarene University after practice, Wilson said that he hopes to return in time to contribute this season but that the team hadn't given him a time frame for recovery. The injury came as the first-team offense and first-team defense worked against each other in a situational drill. A seventh-round pick in 2013, Wilson spent the offseason training with Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery in Florida. Jeffery had spent the offseason training with Marshall before his breakout 2014 campaign. So Chicago's expectation for Wilson was that he'd return in 2014 to become a focal part of Chicago's offense and experience a breakout season similar to Jeffery's.
Bears' Bennett slams rookie to the turf
(BOURBANNAIS, IL) – Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman cut practice short Monday following a heated, physical altercation between veteran tight end Martellus Bennett and first-round draft choice Kyle Fuller, during a red-zone drill. The issue arose when Fuller attempted to strip the football away from Bennett after the tight end made a catch close to the line of scrimmage. Instead of knocking the ball loose, Fuller instead hooked the front of Bennett's shoulder pads, causing Bennett to fall to the ground. Bennett immediately got to his feet and attacked Fuller and slammed the first-year cornerback to the ground. It took several minutes for Bennett to calm down as multiple teammates such as Matt Forte and Lamarr Houston tried to intervene. Bennett got into a heated shouting match with wide receiver Brandon Marshall before order was finally restored. Fuller maintained he simply meant to strip the ball from Bennett. Trestman and Marshall both addressed the team at the end of the practice session. Trestman declined to say whether Bennett would be subject to any disciplinary measures, but the tight end did not sound concerned.