LAKE FOREST, Ailing. – Teven Jenkins’ prolonged absence from coaching camp continues to lift questions concerning the second-year offensive deal with’s standing with the Chicago Bears.
Jenkins missed a sixth straight observe on Wednesday, the crew’s second day in pads, after solely collaborating in the course of the Bears’ first day of coaching camp on July 27. Coach Matt Eberflus stays insistent that Jenkins’ absence is because of damage and continued to designate him as day-to-day.
“Teven’s in that group the place he is working with the trainers and he’ll be again when he is again,” Eberflus stated.
Jenkins has been current at Halas Corridor to work with the coaching employees, in response to Eberflus. As a result of groups shouldn’t have to reveal specifics of accidents in the course of the preseason, the Bears coach stated he would solely handle Jenkins’ state of affairs ought to the damage pressure him to overlook a big period of time.
When Jenkins final practiced, the previous second rounder lined up as an additional lineman when the offensive line practiced short-yardage and goal-line formations. The earlier Bears’ regime that drafted Jenkins in 2021 believed he had the potential to grow to be a franchise left deal with, however his whereabouts on the depth chart alongside together with his absence have sparked commerce rumors involving the younger deal with.
Sources confirmed to ESPN that the Bears have fielded calls from groups inquiring about Jenkins, though it’s unclear how actively Chicago is partaking in commerce talks.
Jenkins spent the early a part of the Bears’ offseason program with the first-team offensive line earlier than he was moved to second-team proper deal with when Chicago drafted Braxton Jones within the fifth spherical.
Jones rapidly grew to become a mainstay at left deal with with the first-team O-line within the spring and continues to take important reps there regardless of the Bears signing veteran deal with Riley Reiff earlier than camp. Actually, Jones took each rep at left deal with in the course of the crew portion of Tuesday and Wednesday’s practices.
Whereas Jenkins’ absence nears the one-week mark, his lack of time on the sphere might damage his possibilities for incomes a big position.
“That is actually for everyone, is not it?” Eberflus stated. “Anyone that misses time on the grass, that is not good. It is not good for the participant, it isn’t good for the crew. That is (not) simply Teven; that is all people. So for those who miss due to a soft-tissue damage otherwise you ‘re gonna be out a number of days or no matter that may be – case-by-case foundation – we want you on the grass. (It is) what we talked about (Monday) – purposeful intelligence. How will we see that with out truly performing on the sphere? So that is the necessary a part of that.”
Jenkins took to Twitter on Tuesday to deal with questions on his whereabouts, responding “I am good do not imagine every part you learn” to a tweet. Middle Sam Mustipher stated that he has spoken with Jenkins and that the offensive deal with is doing what he can to remain engaged whereas not training.
“Simply conserving his head into issues, doing no matter it takes to get again on the soccer area,” Mustipher stated.