Eddie Goldman (Thigh) Was a Full Participant in Friday's Practice and Could Play Sunday

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Eddie Goldman (Thigh) Was a Full Participant in Friday’s Practice and Could Play Sunday

Chicago Bears

Ahhhhh, yes! Some good news from the injury front:

As Eddie Goldman’s status this week has improved, my optimism regarding Sunday’s Bears-Lions game has risen.

Bears Head Coach Matt Nagy expressed positive vibes regarding Goldman, who was a full participant in Friday’s practice and questionable to play on Sunday. That’s an improvement from not practicing on Wednesday and practicing in a limited capacity on Thursday.

Goldman is the Bears’ starting nose tackle and the only player on the roster whose true position is at nose tackle, which is why his playing status is so important. With Akiem Hicks still out with an injury, Goldman’s place in the middle of the defense is key. He’s an anchor who can stop the run, but also chip in and push the pocket with his pass-rushing presence. So to see Goldman upgraded for a second consecutive day is arguably the best news to come out of Halas Hall this week.

This is what the rest of the injury report looked like:

Outside linebacker Isaiah Irving (quad) is out for a second straight game after missing another week’s worth of practice. Defensive lineman Bilal Nichols was limited in Friday’s practice, as is always the case when the team works indoors on turf. Nichols is expected to start in his usual spot along the defensive line.

Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.