Tracking unheralded players can be difficult, when the roster limit is 90.
But it didn't take long before tight end Kyle Adams, an undrafted free agent from Purdue, impressed coach Lovie Smith.
"It was fairly quick," Smith said after Friday's practice. "Then every day, more and more."
Adams is expected to participate in all four phases of the special teams Monday night against the New York Giants, and he's also been given some snaps at fullback. That's a strong indication of the team's interest in him since it's not a given that a pure fullback (currently Eddie Williams is the No. 1 player at that position) makes the final 53-man roster.
"We talk about the more you can do," Smith said. "It's not just lip [service] with us.
"In all those areas we look for, he can do, and he's done well."
According to his Purdue bio, Adams was a co-captain last season and received the team's "Pit Bull Award" for exemplifying "tenacity and intense play."
He distinguished himself at the East-West Shrine game, according to the website NFL Draft Scout, and displayed "fluidity as a route-runner, soft hands and impressed with his effective blocking and play on special teams."