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Gilbert Rookie Diary: 5th Entry

DT Jarron Gilbert (Warren Wimmer Photo)

Jarron Gilbert is starting to make some waves with the Chicago Bears, earning first-team reps during training camp at D-tackle. In this installment of his Rookie Diary, Gilbert writes all about Family Day at Soldier Field, playing in hot weather and what he's learned so far from Rod Marinelli.

27,000 fans here at practice today. I couldn't believe it when I came out of the tunnel and saw everybody in the stands. That's a lot of people when the regular season hasn't started. It was a great experience having the opportunity to play at Soldier Field for the first time. I couldn't believe I was really here. There's a lot of history to football in Chicago, and now I am a part of that... Recommended Stories