The first injury report of Week 2 is out, and it unfortunately includes a new name of a Bear limited in practice this week.
Here it is:
#Bears Wednesday Injury Report:
Limited: TE Trey Burton (groin); NT Eddie Goldman (oblique)
Full: OL Rashaad Coward (elbow)
— Chicago Bears (@BearsPR) September 11, 2019
Nose tackle Eddie Goldman was listed as a limited participant in practice because of an oblique injury. Goldman’s appearance on the injury report is a bit of a surprise, if only because there was not a moment during or after the Bears’ loss to the Packers when his status for Week 2 would be in question.
For what it’s worth, Goldman played on 52 percent of the Bears’ defensive snaps in Week 1 — which vibes with his usual snap share (last season, Goldman played 52.4 percent of the team’s defensive snaps). In any case, expect the Bears to bring Goldman along slowly, because he’s a key cog in the middle of the defense and at the line of scrimmage.
Elsewhere on the injury report, tight end Trey Burton remained limited in practice. Earlier, Head Coach Matt Nagy said he was hoping to stack productive practices for Burton this week. Frankly, I have my doubts about Burton playing in Week 2 if he can’t put together at least one practice as a full participant before Sunday’s game. Throw in that the Bears added a fifth tight end to their mix by claiming J.P. Holtz off waivers, and signs are pointing toward betting against Burton being available for game day in Denver.
On a positive note, reserve offensive lineman Rashaad Coward was a full participant in Wednesday’s practice. Coward was injured in the second week of the preseason, missed Chicago’s final two exhibition games, and was listed as inactive for Week 1. Coward won’t see the field unless something bad happens ahead of him on the depth chart, but it is still nice to have something positive to report on the injury front regarding his progress.