INDIANAPOLIS -- The Chicago Bears and Indianapolis Colts completed a two-hour joint practice incident free on Wednesday -- a noteworthy accomplishment given the recent outbreak of NFL training camp brawls.
“I don’t think [coach John Fox] had to say anything with this group,” Bears quarterback Jay Cutler said. “I know Chuck [Pagano] and their group. They've got a great group of guys as well, so you just kind of have to gauge your team. We knew our guys. We knew we'd come in here and get some good work, thud it up and move on, and that's what we did.”
The Bears will scrimmage the Colts on Thursday before holding a closed practice Friday in advance of Saturday’s preseason game at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Fox said cornerback Tracy Porter suffered a strained hamstring in Wednesday’s workout that forced the veteran to leave the field early.
As expected, tight end Chris Pantale (illness) was the only Bears player not to make the trip to Indianapolis.
Injured wide receivers Alshon Jeffery (calf strain) and Kevin White (physically unable to perform list) traveled with the Bears but watched practice from the sidelines. Fox also said running back Daniel Thomas is dealing with a knee injury.