Bears defensive tackle Eddie Goldman remains out with knee injury

LAKE FOREST – Bears defensive tackle Eddie Goldman missed practice for the second consecutive day Thursday. The 6-foot-3, 325-pound lineman is dealing with a knee injury.

“He tweaked his knee on Monday in practice, and so he’s going to be day-to-day,” Bears coach Matt Nagy said.

Goldman opted out of the entire 2020 season. He returned to Halas Hall in Lake Forest for training camp in July, but then sat out about a week and a half in August on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Goldman played in only one of the Bears’ three preseason games. He has not season regular-season action since 2019.

Goldman’s status for Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Rams is up in the air. Rookie defensive tackle Khyiris Tonga is listed as the backup nose tackle on the depth chart. Tonga is a seventh-round draft pick out of BYU.

Linebacker Joel Iyiegbuniwe (shoulder), linebacker Khalil Mack (groin), receiver Darnell Mooney (back), linebacker Robert Quinn (back) and safety Tashaun Gipson (back) were limited in practice Wednesday.

Sean Hammond

Sean Hammond

Sean is the Chicago Bears beat reporter for Shaw Media. He also contributes to high school football coverage at Friday Night Drive. Sean has covered various sports at the amateur, college and professional levels since 2012. He joined Shaw Media in 2016.