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Bears’ Montgomery expected to miss 2-4 weeks with his groin injury

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The Chicago Bears may have received some relatively good news today if the report from the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport is true. In a Tweet sent at 10 a.m. Thursday morning, he reported that “Bears starting RB David Montgomery, who went down in practice yesterday with a groin injury, is expected to be out 2-4 weeks, source said. That gives him a chance of being out on the field for the opener vs. the Lions.”

The Bears’ season opener is scheduled for September 13 in Detroit, which is exactly 17 days from today.

If the Bears handle this injury with caution they could hold him back some additional time and let the current group of running backs handle the work load in the early part on 2020.

The current backs on the roster are Tarik Cohen, Ryan Nall, Artavis Pierce, and I can’t fail to mention that Cordarrelle Patterson has been working with the tailbacks as well.

An interesting nugget about the running backs popped up this morning on WSCR when the Chicago Tribune’s Brad Biggs mentioned that Nall has been working at H-Back during practice. Nall played some H-Back in his college days, and at 6’2”, 239 pounds he has the size for the blocking back position.