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Bears downgrade Eddie Goldman to out, make roster move

More bad news for Eddie Goldman and the Chicago Bears.

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On Saturday the Chicago Bears announced that nose tackle Eddie Goldman, who was originally listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns, did not travel with the team and has been downgraded to Out. They also announced that they’ve flexed defensive tackle Margus Hunt from the practice squad to the active roster. This is the second time they’ve moved Hunt up for a game, so if they need him again after this week they’ll need to sign him to their 53-man roster.

Goldman did practice on Wednesday and Thursday but was held out on Friday which I figured was just a precautionary thing. The Bears said he’d be a game time decision, so that timetable must have changed this morning at some point.

The Bears must truly believe this is a week to week (or day to day) thing otherwise they would have put him on injured reserve three weeks ago.

Also in case you missed it from a few days ago, the Detroit Lions signed inside linebacker Josh Woods away from the Bears practice squad. Woods will now have to remain on Detroit’s 53-man roster for three weeks otherwise he reverts back to the Bears.

To take Woods’ place on the Bears 16-man practice squad they signed linebacker Rashad Smith, who was originally a UDFA of the Bears in 2020 and a member of their practice squad a year ago until the Cowboys signed him away in September. Smith has also spent time in Eagles and 49ers organizations.