A few teams around the NFL took the final day of minicamp off, sending their players into their down time a little early.

New coach Marc Trestman had the Chicago Bears work through their final practice Thursday at Halas Hall, getting in one more day of high-tempo work before the break that comes before training camp next month in Bourbonnais.

It capped what has been a busy offseason period for the team with Trestman the club’s first new coach since Lovie Smith came on board in 2004.

“This concludes just a heck of an offseason,” Trestman said. “I mentioned the players on a number of things. We learned we got our practice tempo up, we had great meetings, learned how we were going to meet, divide our time up during the day, the whole thing it culminates a major portion of our offseason obviously and leading into the next step, which will be training camp. Our players really got into our weight, strength and conditioning program with Mike Clark and they did an excellent job there. We think we're a stronger, more explosive football team going into this offseason. We'll see where that takes us as we get into camp.”

Trestman is already looking forward to getting to Olivet Nazarene. The school will host the Bears for the 12th consecutive summer. The team plans to announce a training camp schedule in the near future.

“I think it's going to look very similar to what we've seen here,” Trestman said. “This is how we're going to practice during training camp. They're marathon practices. We get one a day. There's a lot of reps. I think you could see the energy was high from start to finish, which is exceptional. It's going to be hot down there. I think our conditioning will be measured at that time more than any other. We had a hot day early this week. You saw it. And I think it caught us by surprise a little bit. But I think the guys bounced back. And it will be very, very similar. Our practices will look very similar to what they did today.”