The Chicago Bears held day two of their mandatory minicamp today at Halas Hall and as usual the on-field news took a backseat to the off-field news as several Bears met the media.
Eddie Goldman again skipped practice as the only no-show, but it’s expected he’ll be at training camp in July. Head coach Matt Nagy alluded to that yesterday, and today Danny Trevathan talked about their big nose tackle.
“Eddie Goldman is a silent killer, Trevathan said. “He works his tail off, he loves his job. It’s going to great to have him this year, I know he’s going to be here this year.” He said that he’s been talking to Goldman as much as possible and that and that Goldman loves the Bears and he’s “going to come ready to work.”
Allen Robinson met the media and he said he will be at training camp for sure, and that his contract status is something “that’s not in my control,” and he’s “comfortable with that.” The Bears and Robinson’s agent has until July 15 to work out a long term deal or he’ll play the 2021 on the franchise tag.
Robinson, who showed up to camp in great shape, said he added some muscle this offseason and that he’s excited about the changes the Bears have made on offense for this year.
Safety Tashaun Gipson Sr. had a lot of nice things to say about new defensive coordinator Sean Desai, saying he’s “one of the brightest young minds in the game,” which has been a common theme from all the players this offseason. “It’s a fun time to be a Chicago Bear right now,” he said.
Nagy said the team had a good day of practice, and he again reiterated the Andy Dalton is the starter at QB with Justin Fields as the number two. When asked to compare where Fields is at this point to where Patrick Mahomes’ was during his Chiefs minicamp as a rookie, he said that Fields is about at a similar place.
Nagy said that rookie left tackle Teven Jenkins has been working with the ones at camp. And speaking of the starters, Nagy said he plans to play them in preseason with that second game being the one they play most in.
When asked about second year corner Kindle Vildor, who had a couple interceptions today, Nagy said he has flashed, and he has been playing faster. He also lauded all the competition the team has at several positions this year.
Tarik Cohen was added to the walking wounded as they’re being cautious with his surgically repaired knee.
Nagy’s press conference can be seen here.
Tashaun Gipson Sr. met the media today and here’s what he had to say.
Trevathan’s full presser is here.
A-Rob’s media session is available here.