It sounds like the Bears will be without James Daniels for the rest of the year.
After Daniels went to the locker room during the Bears' 20-19 win over Tampa Bay on Thursday night, reports surfaced that the team feared a season-ending pectoral injury. On Friday, NFL.com's Tom Pelissero confirmed those fears:
Because the team hadn't looked at Daniels' test results at the time of his Friday morning press conference, Matt Nagy couldn't confirm any details. He did, however, drop a hint about the team's plan in an answer about backup guard Alex Bars.
"It’s a tough situation to roll into if you’re Alex, coming in against that stout D-line," Nagy said. "I think that, again, effort-wise it’s good. There’s some technique things here or there. But for the most part, I was happy with how he (played). He had one or two in there -- there was one in there that they got; that’s a part of this game. But I have a lot of confidence in him. Just depending on what it is with James, it’ll have to be the next-man-up mentality.