Just when I was beginning to allow myself to feel a little optimistic about Bears nose tackle Eddie Goldman’s playing status for Sunday, the week’s second injury report came out.
— Chicago Bears (@BearsPR) September 16, 2021
One day after participating in Wednesday’s practice — albeit in a limited capacity — Goldman did not participate at all on Thursday. In other words, Goldman’s status to play in Sunday’s Bears-Bengals game is now up-in-the-air. Seeing a downgrade on the injury report is the last thing anyone was hoping to see today.
Goldman moving down from “limited” to “DNP” comes a mere hours after Bears Head Coach Matt Nagy told reporters Goldman and left tackle Jason Peters (quad) were in “good places” on the injury front. Peters, for what it’s worth, was a limited participant for a second straight day. So much for both players having their arrows pointing up.
The rest of the injury report is as good as it can be. Like Peters, pass-rusher Robert Quinn (back) remained limited when it came to participation in Thursday’s practice. Meanwhile, receivers Marquise Goodwin (quad) and Darnell Mooney (back), as well as linebacker Joel Iyiegbuiwe (shoulder) were full participants for a second consecutive practice. I’ll go out on a limb here and say the three players practicing in full are trending in the right direction.
Of course, I can’t say that about Goldman’s status. But maybe Nagy will provide some good news on that front next time he meets with the media or when the next injury report drops.