An Insider’s Look Into The Chicago Bears’ Training Camp

A Chicago Bears fan watches during the second half of an NFL football game between the Chicago Bears and the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, in Chicago
A Chicago Bears fan watches during the second half of an NFL football game between the Chicago Bears and the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, in Chicago Nam Y. Huh / AP Photo
A Chicago Bears fan watches during the second half of an NFL football game between the Chicago Bears and the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, in Chicago
A Chicago Bears fan watches during the second half of an NFL football game between the Chicago Bears and the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, in Chicago Nam Y. Huh / AP Photo

An Insider’s Look Into The Chicago Bears’ Training Camp

Last week, football fans started foaming at the mouth. They’ve been waiting since January for something to actually happen with their teams, and the players have finally pulled on pads and strapped on helmets. 

It’s training camp time, where new plays are worked out and players shape themselves into the cohesive unit that’ll take to the gridiron for real games in a few weeks. But what really goes on at training camp? What’s a typical day like for the Bears in Bourbonnais? WBEZ’s Cheryl Raye Stout goes to training camp every year, and this year is no different. She joins us to give a “Camp 101”class.