Chicago Bears defensive end Julius Peppers arrives at NFL football training camp at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Ill., Tuesday, July 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith speaks at a news conference at NFL football training camp at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Ill., Tuesday, July 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Jay Cutler said Tuesday that the Bears like having Lovie Smith. "Lovie seems to be one of those guys that they say is on the hot seat every year," Cutler said. "We like having Lovie around, and we're going to go out and do our best to keep him around here."
Offensive coordinator Mike Tice rides a bicycle at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais on Tuesday. Training camp starts in earnest Thursday.
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Middle linebacker Brian Urlacher enters his 13th season and the final year of his contract. Even though he's 34, Urlacher, who made his seventh Pro Bowl last season, would love to get a new deal before the current one expires.