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Bears to give Mitchell Trubisky playing time with starters

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) Whether it's part of the Chicago Bears' grand plan or the result of dramatic improvement, rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky's development has accelerated.

Trubisky took snaps with the Bears' first string in practice Wednesday and coach John Fox said the second pick of the 2017 draft will play with the starters to begin the second half of Sunday's third preseason game.

"I would say I've shown them what I can do," Trubisky said. "I think I've progressed faster than they expected I would, but I've still got a long ways to go and I know that.

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NFC North Division
TeamWLTPct
Chicago 000-
Detroit 000-
Green Bay 000-
Minnesota 000-
Full Standings
Leaders
Pass Yds: M. Barkley1611
Pass TDs: M. Barkley8
Rush Yds: J. Howard1313
Rush TDs: J. Howard6
Rec Yds: C. Meredith888
Rec TDs: C. Meredith4
Int: C. LeBlanc2
Sacks: W. Young7.5
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 5704 (15)
Passing Yards: 4139 (15)
Rushing Yards: 1735 (17)
Points per game: 17.4 (29)
Yards per game: 356.5 (15)
Touchdowns: 29 (27)
Field Goals: 18 (30)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 5548 (15)
Passing Yards: 3828 (6)
Rushing Yards: 1950 (27)
Points per game: 24.9 (24)
Yards per game: 346.8 (15)
Touchdowns: 40 (20)
Field Goals: 33 (27)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
8/23 C. Leno Jr. re-signed Four-year extension (through 2021)
8/18 K. Sheppard signed
8/18 H. Ekpe cut
8/13 R. Aguayo acquired from waiver
8/13 R. Randle on IR hamstring
8/9 J. Bouagnon cut
8/9 J. Bouagnon off IR undisclosed
8/7 A. Phillips cut
8/7 A. Howard signed
8/7 B. Greene signed
Injuries
Date Player Status
8/13 R. Randle hamstring (IR)
8/7 E. Kush torn hamstring (IR)
8/5 J. Bouagnon undisclosed (IR)
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