Bears Training Camp Notebook: Aug. 13

Second-year wide receiver Alshon Jeffery has had a strong camp, and head coach Marc Trestman mentioned his development as a good indicator of the progress the Bears have made in training camp.

"He is extremely important and you can see the way, those of you that have been out here to watch practice, he’s been, when he’s been out here he’s been consistent from the start of practice to the end, he’s worked," Trestman said. "He’s a very hard worker. Very smart, and obviously a dimension we’d love to have and we’re looking forward to seeing."

Jay Cutler has also been a fan of the work of his No. 2 receiver this summer.

"He's doing everything we ask for him. He's blocking the run periods, he catching balls when we need him to catch balls," he said. "He's making tough catches one-on-one. You got to be excited to to see a young guy like that work in the offseason and come out and do what he's been doing."

Here are the rest of the news and notes from Tuesday's final practice of training camp in Bourbonnais:

Webb of concern: J’Marcus Webb remained the second-team left tackle on Tuesday, and reading between the lines of offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer, Webb has work to do to simply make this team. “He moved to the left side, and he had been working the right side, so it did take him a little time to adjust,” Kromer said. “But if he’s going to be on our team, if he makes our eight, then he’s going to have to play more than one spot, and this is a great opportunity for him to get those reps.” Cutler was asked if the offensive players have talked to him since the demotion. "I think a lot of us have said something to him. You don't want to see him fall off and not use his ability the way that we think he can use his ability," he said. "He's still in the running for this thing and we'd like to see him go out and rebound and play even better so we'll see how he reacts to it."

Scott update: Jonathan Scott was not present at practice. Trestman said Scott’s injured knee was “aspirated over the last couple days” and they are positive about getting him back next week. ... As for other injuries, Henry Melton and Earl Bennett were both absent from camp again as they recover from concussions. Harvey Unga, Armando Allen, Patrick Mannelly and D.J. Williams did not practice.

Quick hits: Tuesday’s practice was run predominantly from the sideline, allowing the players to practice transitioning on and off the field efficiently. … The Bears’ special-teams units got a lot of work in, including hurrying onto the field for a field goal situation. Top special-teamers Blake Costanzo, Sherrick McManis and Zack Bowman were doing extra work after practice. … The two top passing plays came from the backups. Matt Blanchard hit Josh Lenz for a long gain and Josh McCown found Terrence Toliver, who came back to the ball for a big catch.

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