Still no in­jury up­dates

Chicago Sun-Times - - SPORTS - BY PATRICK FIN­LEY, STAFF RE­PORTER pfin­ | @patrick­fin­ley

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.”

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