CHICAGO Teams

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon signs autographs before the Cubs play the Sox.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Anthony Rizzo discuss a reported confrontation with John Lackey in the dugout during Tuesday's game. He wasn't pleased with having to address it.

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Can Zeke keep it up?

Ezekiel Elliott's 48 carries last season put him in the top ranks of rookies over the last 15 years. The only player ahead of Elliott is the Cowboys' third-string running back, Alfred Morris.

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Arrieta, Shields on opposite ends of spectrum

After a rough start to the year, Jake Arrieta's had a strong July. Meanwhile, James Shields has struggled.

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Is there a QB competition in Chicago? (1:04)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Brett Anderson was 2-2 with a 8.18 ERA for the Cubs before going down with a back injury. He gave up 34 hits in 22 innings after the Cubs signed him to a 1 year deal to be their fifth starter. He didn't work out as Anderson was DFA'd on Wednesday.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs have designated lefty pitcher Brett Anderson for assignment after activating him from the DL, per the team.

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There are now 43 days until the NFL season. Jordan Howard had 43 rushes of at least 10 yards in his rookie year for the Bears last season, despite carrying the ball just 12 times total over the team's first 3 games. Just 2 rookies in the last 15 seasons have had more 10-yard carries than Howard did.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Glennon and rookie Mitchell Trubisky spent part of their summer break in Ft. Lauderdale working with some of the Bears wide receivers. Glennon said it was a good opportunity to get to know Trubisky better away from the building.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Glennon on being Chicago's starting quarterback: "It's what I've dreamed of my whole life."

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears starting QB Mike Glennon and RB Jordan Howard at the podium. Glennon is the unquestioned No. 1 QB on the roster.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Akiem Hicks says of Jerrell Freeman: "[He's] making tackles and saving lives."

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears ILB Jerrell Freeman and DE Akiem Hicks are the club's only two defensive players to meet the media on Wednesday.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears veteran guard Josh Sitton will not report to camp until Saturday because of the birth of his child, per John Fox.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bears announce, again, that Mike Glennon is the team's starting quarterback. Mark Sanchez, who is now healthy, is the No. 2 QB, according to GM Ryan Pace. Chicago is in no rush to put second overall pick Mitchell Trubisky on the field.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears GM Ryan Pace will not disclose what players, if any, will open training camp on the PUP list until after Wednesday's conditioning tests.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears head coach John Fox and general manager Ryan Pace address the media at training camp. Fox calls it their deepest team in three seasons.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Huge year for Bears OLB Pernell McPhee who one season ago opened training camp on the PUP list following knee surgery. McPhee is healthy now.