Eddie Goldman an unexcused absence from Bears’ mandatory minicamp

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Bears defensive tackle Eddie Goldman was absent without leave from today’s start of the team’s mandatory minicamp.

Chicago head coach Matt Nagy confirmed Goldman’s absence and said it was not excused. Nagy did not say where Goldman is but did say that he believes Goldman will show up for training camp.

Goldman opted out of the 2020 season because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Bears have been saying all offseason that they expect Goldman back in 2021.

The 27-year-old Goldman is due a base salary of $4.75 million this season and is under contract through the 2023 season.

5 responses to “Eddie Goldman an unexcused absence from Bears’ mandatory minicamp

  1. Sounds to me like a guy who enjoyed his year off and either isn’t ready to start working again. And/or let himself get out of shape and knows even basic drills would kill him right now.

  2. This is what I was afraid of..

    The pandemic although very, very serious also gives people a chance to embrace their lazy side in all walks of life.

  3. His rookie year he came in out of shape. I can’t imagine what a year at home did to a man his size.

  4. Taking time to heal up and get mentally ready isnt that big of a deal. Its not like hes in Hawaii with some girl he just married because hes mad the team cut his bff and wont let him be Tom Brady.

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