Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy met the media earlier today and he shared the latest information on the injured players. Offensive tackle T.J. Clemmings, who left the preseason game on Saturday night against the Colts, is done for the season with a quad injury. Fellow o-lineman, Rashaad Coward, who injured his elbow in the second preseason game, remains sidelined. Coward’s injury isn’t expected to keep him out long, but as a player that converted to the position a year ago, he needs all the reps he can get. Chicago signed Tommy Doles yesterday to bolster their offseason depth for the final practice game this Thursday night.
Two players that have been out for a couple weeks returned today in a limited capacity, as both wide receiver Anthony Miller (ankle) and outside linebacker Aaron Lynch (shoulder) participated. Miller, who is expected to have a larger role in his second season, vows to be ready to go week one against the Packers calling his injury a “minor setback.”
When asked if missing practice has hurt any timing between him and quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, Miller said they did a lot of work this offseason, plus they talk all the time in meetings to stay on the same page, and he has his head buried in his playbook. “Our chemistry, I think is gonna be on point this year.”
The Bears also split their practice today (according to Arthur Arkush) with the starters game-planning for week one against the Packers inside the Walter Payton Center, while the reserves went outside to get prepped for the preseason finale against the Titans.