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Still uncertain about Burton—Bears updated injury report for Week 2

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Still uncertain about Burton—Bears updated injury report for Week 2

The Bears released their updated injury report for Sunday’s game against the Broncos in Denver. After their less-than-stellar home opener against Green Bay, Bears fans looking for a silver lining this Sunday aren’t going to be happy to see Trey Burton and Eddie Goldman might not be playing.

Burton missed the entirety of Week 1 with a groin injury. This past week he has been limited in practice, with Matt Nagy saying on Thursday that they will see where he’s at physically come the weekend. Mentally, however, Burton says the experience has been “a really humbling process.”

Other players with limited practice and questionable game status are defensive tackle Eddie Goldman, who suffered an oblique injury during a workout; Bilal Nicholas with a knee injury; and inside linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski. 

Offensive linemen Rashaad Coward has been fully participating in practice for the past two days after an elbow injury and seems likely to be able to play this weekend.  

Despite everything, the Bears are still a three-point road favorite to win in Week 2 after the Broncos lost to the Raiders 24-16 in Week 1. Here’s hoping the Bears offense can regroup this week and bring home the W.

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Bears 'all-in' on Mitch Trubisky moving forward

Bears 'all-in' on Mitch Trubisky moving forward

As the Bears get ready to battle the Cowboys in the first of a four-game stretch that will determine whether there's meaningful football in Chicago in January, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport said Thursday night that there's little debate in Halas Hall about who the quarterback of the Bears will be in 2020.

"Every opportunity the Bears' brass have had to support Trubisky, they've offered him full-throated support," Rapport said. "They believe there's many other issues in the offense, including receivers running the wrong route, issues with the run game, play-calling, penalties, far more than Mitchell Trubisky. 

"(The Bears) are absolutely in with him going forward."

It's easy to support Trubisky after his fantastic showing in Week 13 against the Lions when he threw for 338 yards and three scores, a performance that earned him the FedEx Air Player of the Week. But it would be foolish to ignore the first half of the season when Trubisky looked overwhelmed and ill-equipped to thrive in the NFL.

The Bears and Trubisky are having something of a mirror-image season. The next four games will determine how 2019 is defined. If Chicago loses another game, they're likely looking toward 2020. And if Trubisky has another questionable showing, GM Ryan Pace will have no choice but to at least bring some competition to the roster this offseason.

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Bears-Cowboys Inactives: Prince Amukamara is OUT against the Cowboys

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Bears-Cowboys Inactives: Prince Amukamara is OUT against the Cowboys

The Bears' inactives are out, and while there are no surprises, there's not much good news either: 

It's Amukamara's first missed game of the season. The veteran corner hurt his hamstring late in the Bears' win over Detroit. For what it's worth, the Bears have been preparing most of the week with the assumption that he won't play. 

Yeah we have a couple guys there that could have an opportunity to go if Prince can’t," Nagy said on Tuesday afternoon. "Kevin Toliver and some other guys. That’s one of those deals where if Prince is not able to go or whoever it is on the team can’t, we feel like we have pretty good depth." 

If Tolliver starts, it'll be his first since last year's win over Tampa Bay. There were no real surprises on the Cowboys inactive list either: 

Bears-Cowboys kicks off at 7:20.