Report: Bears in discussions to trade Teven Jenkins, who's absent from practice


(670 The Score) The Bears are fielding and weighing trade offers on second-year offensive tackle Teven Jenkins, NFL Media reported Monday afternoon. Jenkins has been absent from practice since last Thursday, with few details being revealed about his mysterious situation.

Jenkins has been working through a matter with team trainers, coach Matt Eberflus has said without sharing further details. Jenkins underwent back surgery last August, which cost him most of his rookie season. He played in six games in 2021, starting twice.

The NFL Media report didn't specify which teams were expressing interest in Jenkins.

The Bears’ previous regime selected Jenkins in the second round of the 2021 NFL Draft, but new team brass doesn’t appear high on him at all. Jenkins was relegated to the second-team offensive line in the Bears’ offseason program and appeared on a path to battling for the swing tackle position rather than a starting role as camp opened.

First-year Bears general manager Ryan Poles has shared his vision to have offensive linemen who are more athletic and more versatile than what the team has had in the past. The 320-pound Jenkins is of the more powerful variety.

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