So who else would be joining McPhee on the PUP, and which players would be heading for the NFI list?
How about no one!
Kyle Long and Danny Trevathan, two players still rehabbing, both practiced some today. Rookie Eddie Jackson, who was hurt at Alabama last season, was also out on the field.
New corner Marcus Cooper left practice early, and head coach John Fox said they’ll be cautious with him. Nose tackle Eddie Goldman missed practice today after having a hydration issue in his conditioning test. Safety Deon Bush was the only other Bear to fail the conditioning test (also dehydrated), and he was held out of practice as well. Fox did mention that Goldman would be at practice tomorrow.
Fox said Goldman weighed in at 315 and may have dropped too much weight too fast. Possible that dehydration impacted him in conditioning.— Kevin Fishbain (@kfishbain) July 27, 2017
But back to McPhee, Fox said it wasn’t the same knee that he had issues with the last two years, but the other that caused him to fail his physical yesterday. Fox called in "an irregularity."
The good news on McPhee is, the Bears can activate him to the roster at any time before the regular season starts. The bad news, this regime hasn’t had the best track record when it comes to injuries. Two years ago, wide out Kevin White went from day-to-day to gone for the season. Last year, a seemingly minor injury to cornerback Kyle Fuller, stole his entire season.
We’ll have to wait and see how McPhee recovers, so keep it locked right here at Windy City Gridiron for all the latest developments.
Here are a couple updates on Long, Trevathan and a few other injured.
Long said it was in his "best interest" to have no surgery on his shoulder. The "timetable wouldn't have added up."— Robert Zeglinski (@RobertZeglinski) July 27, 2017
Other Bears who were limited/non participants in OTAs/minicamp who are out here practicing: Jeremy Langford, Daniel Braverman, Jaye Howard.— Kevin Fishbain (@kfishbain) July 27, 2017
Trevathan on whether he has doubts about coming back to 100 percent: "Not at all, not at all."— Robert Zeglinski (@RobertZeglinski) July 27, 2017