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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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Sports Talk Live Podcast: The NFL could push the Super Bowl to March if it means a full season

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Sports Talk Live Podcast: The NFL could push the Super Bowl to March if it means a full season

Laurence Holmes, JJ Stankevitz and Chris Bleck join Kap on the panel. The NFL wants to get a 16-game season in and would be willing to move the Super Bowl to March if necessary. But should any league even think about making plans that far in advance?

JJ writes that the Bears biggest need is interior offensive line. Do they have to take a lineman early in the draft?

Plus the guys discuss the stories about the ‘98 Bulls that they most want to hear as discuss the athletes and celebrities that they most and least want to spend time with in quarantine.

0:35 - Report: Super Bowl could be in March If start of season is delayed

4:30 - Do the Bears have to draft an offensive lineman in the 2nd round?

11:10 - NCAA gives spring sports athletes another year of eligibility

15:50 - ESPN moving up release date for “The Last Dance” about ‘98 Bulls

20:29 - Who do you most and least want to quarantine with?

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LOOK: Nick Foles signs Bears contract

LOOK: Nick Foles signs Bears contract

The Chicago Bears struck quickly after the new league year kicked off on March 18 when they traded a 2020 fourth-round pick to the Jacksonville Jaguars for quarterback Nick Foles. The deal was agreed to during the legal tampering period but didn't become official until Tuesday when it was finally announced by the NFL.

Part of the delay in all of this offseason's transactions getting finalized is the social distancing required to combat the COVID-19 outbreak. Team facilities are closed. As a result, free-agent deals and trades are taking longer to process.

But the wait for Foles becoming a Bear is finally over, and he shared the moment he put pen to paper on Twitter.

Foles, 31, is expected to compete with Mitch Trubisky for the starting job in 2020 with most in football media expecting him to ultimately win the duel. He brings a resume of playoff success to Chicago, including a miraculous Super Bowl run (and victory) during the 2017 season.

Foles' stint in Jacksonville lasted just one season after signing a four-year, $88 million contract in 2019. Foles started four games (all losses) and finished the year with 736 passing yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions. He was replaced in the lineup by Gardner Minshew, who took the league by storm as a mustache-wearing sixth-round pick from Washington State.

He'll get a fresh start in Chicago and if he has any sort of success in 2020, he'll be a Bear for a long time.