Guard Teven Jenkins ‘week-to-week’ with injury: Chicago Bears practice report for Aug. 22

Linebacker Tremaine Edmunds returns

Chicago Bears offensive tackle Teven Jenkins waits to face the New York Jets during an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022, in East Rutherford, N.J.

LAKE FOREST – Bears left guard Teven Jenkins is “week-to-week” with an undisclosed injury, head coach Matt Eberflus said.

Jenkins reportedly is dealing with a leg injury. Eberflus did not disclose any further information on Jenkins’ status moving forward. His availability for the Sept. 10 season opener against the Packers appears to be in doubt.

“We’re not going to disclose where or when or what or all that stuff because, you know, we don’t have to do that until Sept. 6,” Eberflus said Tuesday at Halas Hall. “He’s a week-to-week guy, and that’s where he is right now.”

The Bears will be required to release their first injury report Sept. 6. Jenkins had been transitioning from right guard to left guard ahead of the season. Before this injury, he had been healthy throughout camp.

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Besides Jenkins, the following Bears did not practice Tuesday: safety Eddie Jackson, safety Jaquan Brisker, receiver Chase Claypool, running back Trestan Ebner, cornerback Jaylon Jones, cornerback Josh Blackwell, linebacker DeMarquis Gates, linebacker Dylan Cole, receiver Joe Reed, receiver Dante Pettis, defensive end Yannick Ngakoue and defensive end DeMarcus Walker.

Interior lineman Cody Whitehair arrived late for practice Tuesday. He had his hand wrapped, which is a concern for a starting center, and he spent the remainder of practice playing guard.

“We know what he can do at guard,” Eberflus said. “That’s his position. He was playing there today. We like where he is. His hand is not a big issue, but we’ll see where it goes. He’s a day-to-day guy in terms of [the hand].”

Rookie right tackle Darnell Wright exited Tuesday’s practice with an apparent ankle injury and did not return.

“I have not gotten clarity on that yet,” Eberflus said. “I don’t know exactly what that is.”

Edmunds returns: Linebacker Tremaine Edmunds, interior lineman Lucas Patrick and receiver Velus Jones Jr. participated in individual drills only. Edmunds, who the Bears signed to a four-year, $72 million contract in March, had not participated in any capacity in almost three full weeks.

“[Tremaine Edmunds] had good speed. Looked good in his change of direction, so it’s good. We’ll just be ramping him up.”

—  Matt Eberflus, Bears head coach

[He] had good speed,” Eberflus said. “Looked good in his change of direction, so it’s good. We’ll just be ramping him up. He’s one of those day-to-day guys, so we’ll just ramp him up and see where it goes throughout the week. So that’s a real big positive for us.”

Sean Hammond

Sean Hammond

Sean is the Chicago Bears beat reporter for the Shaw Local News Network. He has covered the Bears since 2020. Prior to writing about the Bears, he covered high school sports for the Northwest Herald and contributed to Friday Night Drive. Sean joined Shaw Media in 2016.