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Trubisky probably won't fly up the chart just yet

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  • Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky (10) throws a touchdown pass to wide receiver Victor Cruz (80) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Denver Broncos, Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, in Chicago.

    Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky (10) throws a touchdown pass to wide receiver Victor Cruz (80) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Denver Broncos, Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, in Chicago.

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BOURBONNAIS -- Rookie quarterback Mitch Trubisky's sensational performance in Thursday's preseason opener probably isn't enough to elevate him from No. 3 on the depth chart.

"We'll keep you posted on that," Chicago Bears coach John Fox said.

Mike Glennon is expected to start preseason Game Two Saturday night at Glendale, Ariz. against the Cardinals, followed by No. 2 Mark Sanchez and then Trubisky.

"We've got a plan," Fox said. "We don't share every little intricacy of the plan. But we had a plan going into that game. As we prepare and get ready for Arizona, we'll have a plan going into this game."

Against the Denver Broncos, Trubisky completed 18 of 25 passes for 167 yards and a 103.1 passer rating, and he led the Bears to all 17 of their points.

"Everybody made a big deal out of him having success," Fox said. "That beats the alternative. He played well, (and) he came back today and in his reps in practice (Saturday) also responded well."

Asked in a roundabout way if Trubisky played well enough to accelerate the plan for his development, Fox said: "If you're asking me if I was excited about how he played, I was. I'm sure glad he played well and not poorly.

"There's a reason we drafted him with the second (overall) pick of the draft. For the first time, people got to see that in a Bears uniform, which I think is exciting."

Bad stuff happens:

Starting quarterback Mike Glennon bounced back from his disappointing Bears debut Thursday night with a solid Saturday practice, according to coach John Fox.

"He obviously has had a bad game before," Fox said. "He responded well, and I thought the first unit looked pretty good (Saturday).

"If you haven't dropped a ball, haven't missed a pass, you haven't thrown a pick, (then) you haven't played. These guys are all big boys. They're professional athletes. They get it.

"There are going to be days like that. It's life. So we'll just grab the bull by the horns and go about trying to get better."

In limited action against the Broncos, Glennon completed 2 of 8 passes for 20 yards and 1 interception for a 0.0 passer rating. But his wasn't the only poor performance.

"The quarterback gets a lot of the credit, a lot of the blame, regardless of what happens," Fox said. "But our whole first unit was not very good. I don't think we blocked very well, we had some drops, (and) we didn't get off man coverage.

"There were a lot of things that we saw on the tape. We made those corrections and we'll work this week and get ready for Arizona (Saturday night)."

Sack man:

Getting off Leonard Floyd got the defense off to a strong start Thursday night with a sack on the Denver Broncos' first play from scrimmage.

The Bears' 2016 first-round pick (ninth overall) tied for second on the team last year with 7 sacks despite playing just 12 games. Fox believes he's improved this year.

"Just his speed," Fox said. "He's gotten better at anticipating. His get-off is better. It all starts there with a lot of your better pass rushers. He understands our defense much better. The get-off is what he's improved more on."

Injury update:

Linebacker Jonathan Anderson (high ankle sprain) incurred the most serious injury in the preseason opener, and running back Ka'Deem Carey (thigh bruise), wide receiver Josh Bellamy (ankle).

They missed Saturday's practice, as did leading tackle Nick Kwiatkoski. The second-year linebacker was feeling some concussion-like symptoms. Wide receiver Reuben Randle (hamstring) and defensive lineman Jaye Howard (day off) also did not practice. Safety Harold Jones-Quartey (ankle) remained out.

Wide receiver Titus Davis (hamstring) returned to practice and made two impressive catches. Wide receiver

Markus Wheaton (appendectomy), quarterback Connor Shaw (leg) and running back Jeremy Langford (ankle) returned to practice on a limited basis.

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