After busy offseason, Bears ready to see how pieces fit

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears made sweeping changes to lift a struggling franchise, and general manager Ryan Pace can’t wait to see how it all comes together.

The next big step is here.

The Bears reported to camp Thursday looking for bigger things after a busy offseason.

They brought in a new coach in the offensive-minded Matt Nagy and gave prized quarterback Mitchell Trubisky some new playmakers. They also expect to have a healthy roster, with no one on the physically unable to perform list, when practices start on Friday. Nagy says receiver Allen Robinson and guard Kyle Long should be “full speed ahead, good to go.”

The Bears had one notable player missing Thursday, with rookie linebacker Roquan Smith unsigned. He was the Bears’ first-round pick at No. 8 overall.

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