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Chicago Bears Day 9 Summary: Iglesias returns

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I blew up my Twitter account (skjensen) with accounts of Greg Olsen's strong night. But, I thought I'd focus more on a few other things that stood out about Sunday night.

First, Juaquin Iglesias returned after missing the last week of practice because of a quad injury. Iglesias, a third-round pick last year, hasn't shown much to justify his high draft position. But he finally flashed his speed and some hands Sunday night.

But he knows he's got a lot more to prove.

"It feels good," Iglesias said of his performance. "I love to play football. It hurts to be on the sideline."

Iglesias said his leg was fine.

Since the top three receiver spots are set (Devin Hester, Johnny Knox and Devin Aromashodu), Iglesias is fighting for a spot at No. 4 or 5, against veterans like Earl Bennett and Rashied Davis. In addition, while he was out, rookies like Greg Mathews and Eric Peterman made some head-turning plays. The Bears also signed former Northwestern receiver Zeke Markshausen on Sunday and released quarterback Mike Teel.

Iglesias told me he recently approach special teams coordinator Dave Toub.

"I told him I'll do whatever he wants," Iglesias said. "I'm trying to do everything."

Second, I focused on the defensive and offensive line drills. Here are some of my observations:

* Roberto Garza may need some time to acclimate himself to left guard again. He was pushed back on consecutive plays by Matt Toeaina. But, on one play against Julius Peppers and Marcus Harrison, Garza and Chris Williams stood their ground. On the next play, though, Peppers got past Williams on the outside.

* Rookies J'Marcus Webb and Levi Horn held their own against Henry Melton and Jarron Gilbert on consecutive plays.

* Kevin Shaffer and Johan Asiata did a solid job against Gilbert and Anthony Adams.

* Frank Omiyale and Lance Louis held up against Israel Idonije and Melton. But, they didn't fare so well -- at least on one play -- against Idonije and Tommie Harris.

* Undrafted rookie Barry Turner definitely has some speed and turns the corner quick.

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Mike Teel got waived?! How do you wave Pro-Bowl talent like that? He was the second coming of Kurt Warner. I love Jerry (and I'm sure he'd love me if he knew my tireless devotion to him) but sometimes he just doesn't see the big picture. That makes me very sad.

Mike, if you're out there reading this, know that you'll be quarterbacking the Kevin Bumstead Total Beast All Star Team in sunny Gary, Indiana next year.

Mike Teel a pro bowler? I don't think so. He is an above average college quarterback at best. He will be lucky to make it on somebody's practice squad. Kurt Warner was a rare one and a million so I guess you can never say never, but lets wait and see if that happens after Teel plays up north with the Canucks.

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