The Chicago Tribune’s Dan Wiederer confirmed via Twitter that earlier today Chicago Bears running back David Montgomery left practice with an injury. At this point there aren’t ant specifics on the severity, but Weiderer wrote that it “looked like a significant injury.”
UPDATE: Head coach Matt Nagy met the media after practice and confirmed that the injury to Montgomery was to his groin, and that they’ll know more once he’s examined. He was injured in a non contact, individual drill.
The Bears only have three other running backs on the roster, Tarik Cohen, Ryan Nall, and undrafted rookie Artavis Pierce, but they have been working Cordarrelle Patterson in with the tailbacks this offseason. If Montgomery is expected to miss a lot of time it makes sense for the Bears to bring in another player at the position.
There are several veteran free agents on the market looking for another gig — Devonta Freeman, Spencer Ware, and Isaiah Crowell to name a few — and the Bears currently have about $17 million in salary cap space according to Over The Cap.