Two Chicago Bears starters whose playing statuses were up in the air all week are back in the fold for Sunday’s game against the Denver Broncos.
Tight end Trey Burton (groin) and nose tackle Eddie Goldman (oblique) are ACTIVE for the Bears. And so long as neither has significant limitations due to the injuries that limited their practice participation throughout the week, both players figure to be key cogs in Chicago’s game plans.
Burton’s return has been a long-awaited one. The Bears’ starting “U” tight end has not suited up since the 2018 regular-season finale against the Vikings. A groin injury kept him out of action in the Bears’ playoff loss to the Eagles, a sports hernia surgery to repair the issue kept him out of OTAs, and a late-summer groin problem (not related to the one that caused him issues earlier in the offseason) kept him off the field in Week 1 against the Packers. Mitch Trubisky posted a 112.0 passer rating when targeting Burton last year, so he is probably the happiest person in Denver to see Burton back in the lineup.
Goldman suffered an oblique injury during practice, which led him to miss one practice and be listed as a limited participant in two others. The Bears’ rush defense features Goldman in the middle, where he eats double teams and causes havoc in the backfield. Goldman’s return is welcome news for a defense that will be looking to slow down 1,000-yard rusher Phillip Lindsay.
Here are the rest of the Bears’ inactives:
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