DBs play takeaway in Sunday practice – Chicago Bears News

DBs play takeaway in Sunday practice – Chicago Bears News

After generating an all-time franchise-low 11 takeaways last season, the Bears are hoping that the performance by their secondary in Sunday’s practice is a sign of things to come.

Defensive backs had four interceptions in the workout, beginning on the first play of drills when cornerback Prince Amukamara picked off a deep Mike Glennon pass intended for Deonte Thompson. Mark Sanchez was later intercepted on back-to-back plays by safety DeAndre Houston-Carson and cornerback Kyle Fuller, though Fuller may have been out of bounds.

Rookie safety Eddie Jackson produced the play of the day by undercutting a deep out route and intercepting a Mitch Trubisky pass intended for Rueben Randle.

Creating turnovers

Prince Amukamara intercepted a pass on the first play of practice Sunday.

“I’ve always been a believer that you get what you emphasize and we’ve emphasized [forcing turnovers] quite a bit as a staff through the whole offseason, really since last season was over,” said coach John Fox. “You’ve got to walk before you can run, so this is a good place to start, practicing it and seeing what the results are.”

Jackson was selected by the Bears in the fourth round of the draft. In 41 games at Alabama, he had nine interceptions, 13 pass breakups, three forced fumbles and three fumbles.

Jackson scored three touchdowns on interception returns of 50 yards against Georgia and 93 yards versus Texas A&M in 2015 and 55 yards against Western Kentucky in 2016. He showed the same knack for finding the end zone while returning punts last year for the first time in his career, scoring TDs on returns of 85 yards against Mississippi and 79 yards…

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