Chicago Bears reporter
Patrick Finley covers the Chicago Bears for the Chicago Sun-Times.
Bears quarterback Justin Fields was walking off the field last year — right around the time Aaron Rodgers gave the Soldier Field crowd a military style salute — when Packers defensive coordinator Joe Barry stopped him to chat.
When the Bears named their 53-man roster on Tuesday a whopping six players hailed from the state.
The Bears want to see Justin Fields elevate his play this year. Asked how he’d measure that, general manager Ryan Poles was direct.
After trimming their roster to 53 players Tuesday, the Bears planned to stay up late doing their homework.