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Chicago Bears Training Camp Observations: Teven Jenkins practices with third-team offense

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August 7, 2022

LAKE FOREST — For the Bears’ 10th training camp practice, the team moved indoors to the Walter Payton Center to avoid inclement weather in the area on Sunday. Inside, the team went back to just helmets and worked on some different situational periods.

But more on that in a bit …

Teven Jenkins Update

Before stretching, the first, second and third-team offensive line units worked on their footwork. Here is where each player lined up:

First team with Justin Fields 

  • LT Braxton Jones
  • LG Cody Whitehair 
  • C Sam Mustipher 
  • RG Michael Schofield 
  • RT Riley Reiff

Second team with Trevor Siemian

  • LT Shon Colemna
  • LG Lachavious Simmons 
  • C Doug Kramer 
  • RG Ja’Tyre Carter
  • RT Larry Borom

Third team with Nathan Peterman 

  • LT (Not enough linemen at practice)
  • LG Zachary Thomas
  • C Dieter Eiselen
  • RG Teven Jenkins
  • RT Jean Delance

As you can see, Jenkins initially lined up at right guard for this early portion of practice. But when the team went to 11-on-11s, Jenkins played as the right tackle on the third unit. On a run play from the 12-yard line, Jenkins got out in space and put his hands on the defensive back and drove him backward. Running back Darryton Evans scored a touchdown on the play. The running back shook Jenkins’ hand in the end zone. (You can see the moment in the tweet below.)

Jenkins also had another good rep during team drills. He got out in space from his right tackle position and drove the scout team defender to the ground, but Jenkins lost his footing on the play too.

Here are my other observations from the Chicago Bears’ 10th practice of 2022 training camp on Sunday, August 7.

First Team Period

The offense practiced moving the ball backed up from the one-yard line in team drills. On Justin Fields’ first pass, he was nearly intercepted by Jaquan Brisker when trying to target Cole Kmet. Fields threw the ball at Kmet’s chest, but for the play to have any chance, the ball needed to be placed higher. After the incompletion, David Montgomery ran for a short gain. Then on third-and-8, Fields had to tuck and run and was unable to get the first down. 

The first-team offense got another opportunity, but the results were similar. Khalil Herbert was the running back on the drive and had two straight runs. Then there was a false start penalty by Isaiah Coulter. On the third-and-long play, Coulter, Chris Finke and Nsimba Webster were the wide receivers. Finke looked open on the play, but Fields ran up the middle and the second-team offense checked in. 

For Trevor Siemian’s drive, he found a wide-open Trestan Ebner on the right side of the field. Ebner sprinted down the right sideline and looked like he would’ve had a touchdown, but Dane Cruikshank hustled downfield and stopped Ebner. 

Second Team Period

During the second team period, the starting offense lined up on its own 35 with a minute left on the clock. The drive started off with Justin Jones sacking Fields. The play was still allowed to go on and Fields threw the ball to Webster for a good gain. Fields was forced to run on the next play. Then on second down, Fields connected with Dazz Newsome on the right sideline; however, it looked like Robert Quinn or Dominique Robinson would have had a sack on that play too. Fields then had an incompletion to Newsome near the right sideline. Cairo Santos finished the drive by kicking a 53-yard field goal. 

Nathan Peterman also got an opportunity to move the offense in field goal range. After being sacked by Sam Kamara on the first play, Peterman threw an accurate pass down the right sideline and Kevin Shaa went up and made the catch over Lamar Jackson.

Then Peterman led tight end Chase Allen on a pass in the middle of the field for another nice gain. With :29 left on the clock, Peterman threw a ball out of bounds, trying to hit his receiver to the right side. Then he found Finke open to the left but he was touched in bounds. The clock was running and the special teams unit ran onto the field. Shon Coleman was late getting into his spot, but Santos nailed the 42-yard field goal to complete the drive.

1-on-1s Drills and Other Takeaways

  • Robert Quinn lined up against Braxton Jones and Quinn swiped Jones’ hands away and easily got by the rookie. Jones rebounded against Dominique Robinson, though, by walling off the fellow rookie. 
  • Cody Whitehair won his rep against LaCale London. Whitehair stood his ground and prevented London from collapsing the pocket. 
  • Khyiris Tonga showed off his bullrush move by pushing Sam Mustipher backwards.
  • Riley Reiff held his own against Trevis Gipson during a rep, but Gipson won the second time by using an inside move on the veteran tackle. 
  • Fields connected with Tajae Sharpe in the back left corner of the end zone during the goal line portion of practice. 
  • Roquan Smith was at practice, like he normally has been throughout training camp. Smith was walking down the sideline and in front of him was Ryan Poles. Smith passed Poles and they talked for a few seconds. The general manager gave his star linebacker a pat on the back before Smith kept on walking.

Up next

The Bears are off on Monday and will be back in action on Tuesday at Soldier Field for Family Fest.

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