3 key Bears starters rejoin team in OTAs


LAKE FOREST, Ill. (670 The Score) Bears cornerback Jaylon Johnson, right guard Nate Davis and safety Eddie Jackson have rejoined the team for work in OTAs after previously being absent for parts of the offseason program.

Johnson wasn't present with the Bears in practices open to the media across the last two weeks as he tended to his foundation and family in California. The Bears' Walter Payton Man of the Year nominee last year, Johnson held his charity golf outing last weekend.

The 24-year-old Johnson is entering a contract year in 2023. He's scheduled to address reporters after practice Wednesday.

Davis, who joined the Bears on a three-year deal in March, was also not seen with the team during the practices open to the media in the last two weeks. Davis is expected to start at right guard for the Bears.

"I think that we've been able to accomplish a lot this offseason with him," Bears offensive coordinator Luke Getsy said Wednesday.

Jackson's participation in practice Wednesday was the first action of his viewed by media since he suffered a Lisfranc injury in a game late last November.

The Bears practiced without receiver Darnell Mooney and receiver Chase Claypool on Wednesday. Mooney suffered a fractured fibula in late November.

Bears coach Matt Eberflus has previously declined to discuss player absences for the offseason program, which is voluntary.

Participation is required for players during veteran minicamp next week.

Chris Emma covers the Bears, Chicago’s sports scene and more for 670TheScore.com. Follow him on Twitter @CEmma670.

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