Chicago Bears defensive tackle John Jenkins will miss some time with a torn ligament in his thumb, NFL Network reported.
The Bears have been looking for defensive line help and were also one of the teams listed as being interested in Damon Harrison.
Jenkins will be eligible to return after three weeks, but it could be longer depending on the tear's severity.
The Chicago Bears want fans back in Soldier Field, and I get it. However, Chicago's mayor says there's a less than 50 percent chance of that happening, as of right now.
The Bears have their first home game on Sunday, and there won't be any fans present, and likely not in the foreseeable future.
In the instances that fans were allowed to attend games, we've had: a fan test positive for COVID-19 and force ten people to quarantine, and a fight break out at a game where the home team won. So, not an excellent track record.
And we're off. One of the biggest position battles (and storylines) of this offseason has officially begun - the Chicago Bears' quarterback competition! -fires gun in the air-
The Bears brought in Nick Foles this year, to (hopefully) light a fire under Mitch Trubisky, and hope that one of them works out. We'll see, but they're currently running, throwing, passing, and all the baby steps required of a QB, so I guess that's good.
They're clearly not doing much here, so there won't be a front-runner for a while. Teams are expected to begin padded practices next week.
I fully expect Trubisky to be the starter for Chicago in Week One, but with that being said -- I think he'll be on a very short leash. The second he has a good, old-fashioned 'pick streak'? It's over for Mitch. Foles has the ability to be a bridge starter if they feel like Trubisky won't get it together, and that's what I expect to happen eventually.
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