The Chicago Bears open their preseason schedule on Saturday with a game against the Tennessee Titans and head coach Matt Eberflus addressed playing time while speaking with reporters on Wednesday.
The overall sense from Eberflus’ comments on Wednesday was that the Bears’ starters will play about 15 snaps. Of course, that may be on a player-by-player basis.
One player that likely will not be playing in the game against the Titans on Saturday for the Bears is wide receiver Chase Claypool.
Chase Claypool injury update
Chicago Bears wide receiver Chase Claypool injured his hamstring during practice on Wednesday and it was serious enough to where Claypool was pulled from practice.
Looking beyond the injury itself, the concern is how the injury happened.
This is not the first right that Claypool has had in training camp with the Bears. Last Saturday, Claypool and safety Eddie Jackson were involved in a skirmish during practice. The fight between Claypool and Jackson reached the point where general manager Ryan Poles had to intervene.
By all accounts, Claypool had been having an impressive camp. It was becoming clear that Claypool had developed a connection with quarterback Justin Fields.
The fight with Jackson can be overlooked in the sense that it was two veterans during the dog days of training camp. The fight with Stevenson is more concerning considering Claypool let a rookie get under his skin to the point where he was continuing the altercation after he had been injured.
Claypool had instances last season where he had clashes with the Bears’ coaching staff and this follows the idea of the Pittsburgh Steelers growing tired of his attitude.
Week 1 Chicago Bears Injury Report
Veteran linebacker Tremaine Edmunds and defensive end DeMarcus Walker have missed a string of practices and that has led to some concern that the two may not be ready for the start of the regular season.
Eberflus ruled out that idea on Wednesday.
The Bears haven’t disclosed the injury of either player but it is a relief that they are not serious enough to the point where they may miss the start of the regular season.