LAKE FOREST, Ill. (670 The Score) -- The Bears continue to offer few details on second-year offensive tackle Teven Jenkins’ absence from practice, other than to state he’s day-to-day with an injury.
Jenkins participated in the Bears' first practice of training camp on July 27 but hasn’t taken the field since. Wednesday marked his sixth straight missed practice. Coach Matt Eberflus declined to offer specifics on Jenkins' status or absence, only saying it was related to injury. Jenkins has been present at Halas Hall with the Bears' training staff, Eberflus added.
A second-round pick of the Bears in 2021, Jenkins missed the entirety of training camp last year while dealing with a back injury. He underwent surgery last August and played in just six games as a rookie.
Jenkins was demoted to the Bears' second-team offensive line during the offseason program. It seemed he was then set to compete for a swing tackle position during training camp. Rookie Braxton Jones has worked as Chicago's starting left tackle while veteran Riley Reiff, who was signed just prior to the start of training camp last week, has been at right tackle.
The Bears have been fielding trade inquiries about Jenkins, NFL Media reported Monday.
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