LAKE FOREST, Ill. (670 The Score) – As the Bears conduct organized team activities at Halas Hall, they don’t have perfect team attendance.
Cornerback Jaylon Johnson, safety Eddie Jackson, receiver Darnell Mooney and guard Nate Davis weren’t present with the Bears for their practice Tuesday at Halas Hall. Participation during OTAs across these three weeks is voluntary, as coach Matt Eberflus said in addressing the notable absences.
"This is a voluntary time for all the players,” Eberflus said. “Some players have certain things going on. It's their right to be here or not be here."
Jackson is recovering from a Lisfranc injury, while Mooney is returning from a fractured fibula. Eberflus declined to say whether their absences were related to the injuries. Johnson and Mooney are each playing the final seasons of their rookie contracts and are set to become free agents after the 2023 season.
Player attendance is mandatory for veteran minicamp from June 13-15 at Halas Hall. On Tuesday, Eberflus was uncertain about whether any Bears will miss that minicamp.
Chris Emma covers the Bears, Chicago’s sports scene and more for 670TheScore.com. Follow him on Twitter @CEmma670.
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