Eddie Jackson among those absent from Bears’ voluntary minicamp


LAKE FOREST, Ill. (670 The Score) — Bears safety Eddie Jackson was among the players who weren't in attendance Tuesday for the team’s voluntary minicamp at Halas Hall.

Attendance isn't required for the offseason program until veteran minicamp begins in June. Players also aren't fined for absences in the offseason program.

The Bears were also missing pass rusher Robert Quinn, cornerback Jaylon Johnson, quarterback Nick Foles and new defensive lineman Al-Quadin Muhammad in practice Tuesday.

There's "no concern" with players missing voluntary work, new Bears coach Matt Eberflus said.

"Everybody's got their own story, and that's not a big issue," Eberflus said. "Everybody's done a good job of communicating with us, and they'll be here when they're here, and when they're here, they'll get good work."

The Bears are holding a three-day minicamp this week afforded to teams with a new head coach. They will practice again Wednesday and Thursday.

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

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