Chicago Bears’ 2020 second-round pick Teven Jenkins was recently cleared for practice following his back surgery. He was seen on the field early before the Thanksgiving Day game in Detroit taking practice reps. According to Matt Nagy, the Bears have no plans on starting the rookie offensive lineman just yet.
The Bears also only have one more week to decide if they’re going to get him on the field. He’s been on injured reserve for the entirety of the season and with only six games left, has very little time to progress.
The Bears can activate Teven Jenkins from IR if they choose to. They can give him as many reps as possible in a live game and that would certainly be beneficial for him.
The question becomes: what are they trying to do? The Bears are technically only one game out of a wild card spot. If management wants to keep their jobs, they might just fight for the opportunity to play an 18th game this year. If that’s the case, starting Teven Jenkins may just be inadvisable.
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