3 Point Stance: Bears practice squad a puzzle

1. It is not unusual for teams to make moves with their practice squads over the course of a season, but the Bears' Week 1 comings and goings are curious. Particularly with Jerrod Johnson, the former Texas A&M quarterback the Bears signed Sept. 2, waived Sept. 4, and then re-signed Sept. 9. Marc Trestman clearly stated his preference to have at least three QBs in the room who know his playbook and system. There is no way Johnson can learn it or practice it if he's coming and going every week. Even though it's just the practice squad, Johnson's worth keeping an eye on.

2. Are Trestman and Phil Emery less concerned at QB because Jordan Palmer and Trent Edwards are available on the street? Maybe. But what did the Bears accomplish by replacing Johnson with offensive guard Derrick Dennis, and then releasing Dennis to bring back Johnson?

3. For all of Trestman's expressed confidence in Jordan Mills and Kyle Long, it was telling when asked if he was concerned at halftime of the Bengals game about the lack of offense. He answered: "Not at all, our goal was just to try [to] keep Cutler clean."

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