October 5, 2022

To get healthy in time, the Chicago Bears train to attack with all the expected starters

To get healthy in time, the Chicago Bears train to attack with all the expected starters

Lake Forest, Illinois – The Chicago Bears attack saw the center return Lucas Patrick and wide receivers Byron Pringle And the Philos Jones Jr.. During practice on Monday. For the first time since late July, Chicago’s entire group of prospective offensive beginners trained together.

Patrick has not trained since he broke his right thumb on July 28 and underwent surgery. Pringle sustained a quadruple injury in early August and missed the start of the entire season while Jones missed a major time with undisclosed injuries throughout training camp. In a single pre-season action against Seattle, the third rookie showed his speed at 48 yards from a kick back and earned a single pass for 4 yards.

“A lot of the players are back, looking healthy, looking healthy and moving around and we’re evaluating that as we go,” coach Matt Ebervlos said. “Everything looks really good.”

The Bears will reveal their first injury report of the season on Wednesday. Chicago hosts the San Francisco 49ers in their season opener on Sunday.

Extensive receiver injuries were a constant for Chicago throughout pre-season. Last week, the veteran Eberflus announced mustache crown He is out for a year with a rib injury, while nickel harry (Ankle) was placed on injured reserve after the initial list of 53 men was made. Harry is eligible to return after missing his first four games for the Bears.

Chicago student with a receiver for second year Emyr Smith Marset From last week’s concessions. He spent the 2021 season with Minnesota.

Pringle confirmed that he originally sustained his quadruple injury during individual training at a training camp and tried to stay on the field during the next day’s training.

“I really messed it up in that single period [on Aug. 2]Pringle said, but I stayed. I tried to practice. It’s just the unpolished free agent mentality I have, I can’t get out of it when you’re injured, so I trained three days after the injury. Then I just got an MRI and after the results, I was hurt.

“I’m a tough guy, so I know they don’t want to set back. I wasn’t because I wanted to go out before the start of the season and show what I can do on the pitch. It was just one of the things I needed to connect with the team.”

Pringle said he felt “relaxed” in his first practice back and rode the stationary bike in the boxing and training room away from the team facility to help him stay in shape during rehab.

The 28-year-old receiver, who signed a one-year, $4.125 million contract with Chicago as a free agent, said he would assess his availability in the opener later in the week.

“They’ve made me limited now,” Pringle said. “I’m just trying to feel everything, trying to get my feet back under myself.”

As for Patrick, Eberfels said the Bears are looking to the veteran attacking man to play either as a center or goalkeeper. During Monday’s open media training period, Patrick – who was the team’s starting center before his injury – did not catch the ball during individual drills with the offensive line.

While Patrick was sidelined, Sam Mustaver Handle position duties with the first team offensive line during tiffin jenkins He switched from reserve tackle to right guard start midway through training camp.

Last week, Eberfels said the team was hoping Patrick could be back for the first week, and that the Bears would “never rule out” playing with him in multiple positions on the inside of the O line given his experience in center and goalkeeper.

“How it moves, its level of conditioning, where is it,” said Eberlus. “He could definitely work in a bunch of different locations for us. We’re looking at all of those.”