Khalil Mack, A Youth Football Role Model


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The unison shot for the Chicago Bears star linebacker could be heard from nearly every youth football organization during Tuesday’s practice. The practice was closed to the public, allowing local community organizations to have a more intimate experience at Training Camp, right here in Bourbonnais.

Among them lwhere the Herscher Tigers, Kankakee Eastside Bulldogs, Joliet Ravens, Joliet Steelers, Lockport Junior Porters, and Plainfield Junior Cats youth football teams, along with a variety of non-profits like Wounded Warriors.

After practice, Khalil Mack was asked what it’s like to be an inspiration for an entire generation of youth football players:

Mack on inspiring today’s youth.

While Tuesday’s practice was closed to the public, the team did have a chance to work TEN-TEN-TEN Drills, where the team will run 10 plays on offense, 10 plays on defense, and 10 special team’s plays in a loop for three cycles. With the Madden rankings dropping this week, Mack was asked his thoughts on having the Chicago Bears rank first on defense out of thirty-two teams.

On Chicago Bears Defence Madden Rankings

Also Tuesday, the team activated new strong safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix from the PUP list. Clinton-Dix was sidelined with a knee sprain during the end of the offseason workouts. Mack on Clinton Dix’s return:

Mack on Clinton-Dix’s return

Clinton-Dix takes over the safety position for Adrian Amos, who left the Bears via free agency. Amos ended up signing with the Bears’ NFC North rival Green Bay Packers. The Bears have an off day tomorrow and return to camp on Thursday, August 1st at 8:30 am.

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Shane Saathoff
Shane Saathoff
An active writer for two decades, Shane's focuses on local news and events throughout the area, Shane is an active historian, science nerd, and tech geek. Shane is a native of Bourbonnais, IL, and alumni of Olivet Nazarene University.


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