Still no injury updates
Bears coach Matt Nagy said Monday he wouldn’t discuss injuries this week because he doesn’t have to file an injury report until next Wednesday.
With plenty of absences to explain Tuesday, he reiterated he was “going to stay away from it.”
Outside linebacker Robert Quinn was not in attendance during the portion of practice open to the media. Neither was running back/wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson. Both practiced Monday.
Other players not in attendance Tuesday were nose tackle John Jenkins and outside linebackers Trevis Gipson and Isaiah Irving.
Defensive end Akiem Hicks remained out with a quad injury suffered almost two weeks ago. Swing tackle Jason Spriggs still is nursing a knee injury.
A-Rob on Big Ten
On a day in which President Donald Trump tried to make the return of Big Ten games a literal political football, Bears receiver Allen Robinson said it shouldn’t happen.
“It’s so tough, man . . .” said Robinson, who played three seasons at Penn State. “I probably would say that I don’t think they should play, and I know that a lot of college players may hate hearing that.”
The biggest difference between the NFL and college football is the social aspect, he said.
“You have gatherings at your student center, you have different study groups, you have things like that,” he said. “That’s what college is all about. So, thinking that they’re going to be able to put that to the side and still have kids on campus and living in the dorms and things like that . . . So trying to have football as well, you know, I think it would be very, very tough.”