LAKE FOREST, Ill. (670 The Score) -- Bears second-year cornerback Thomas Graham Jr. is expected to miss multiple weeks with a hamstring injury, coach Matt Eberflus said Monday.
Graham hasn't yet practiced during the Bears’ first week of training camp. A sixth-round pick of Chicago in 2021, Graham played in four games last season.
“It’s going to take a little bit longer now,” Eberflus said. “We got the news this morning that it’s going to be a little bit longer for him.
“We thought it was less. They’re saying it’s not progressing the way it is, so it’s going to be a little bit longer.”
Graham was a candidate to play the nickel cornerback position. Rookie Kyler Gordon has primarily worked in that role with the first-team defense. That has moved third-year cornerback Kindle Vildor to the outside position opposite of incumbent starter Jaylon Johnson.
The Bears on Monday also continued to practice without second-year offensive tackle Teven Jenkins, who participated in the first day of training camp last Wednesday but has been absent from drills since. Eberflus hasn't disclosed what Jenkins is dealing with or when he'll return to action, only saying Jenkins is working through the matter with trainers.
A second-round pick of the Bears in 2021, Jenkins underwent back surgery last August and missed the majority of his rookie season. He played in the six games for Chicago after returning from his recovery.
The Bears will hold their first practice in full pads Tuesday morning at Halas Hall.
Chris Emma covers the Bears, Chicago’s sports scene and more for 670TheScore.com. Follow him on Twitter @CEmma670.
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