For his first regular-season game with the Bears, tight end Brandon Manumaleuna says he wasn’t aware of the team’s pre-game meeting schedule. That’s going to cost him $22,000.
Jeff Dickerson of ESPNChicago.com that the Bears fined Manumaleuna $22,000 because he didn’t attend mandatory team meetings Saturday night.
Manumaleuna apparently thought the team meetings took place Sunday morning.
Manumaleuna signed a five-year contract with the Bears at the outset of the free agency period, reuniting him with offensive coordinator Mike Martz, who had coached Manumaleuna in St. Louis. But he missed much of the offseason after knee surgery and didn’t play a big role in the offense in Week One.