Eddie Goldman is officially out for the Bears’ Week 1 matchup against the Rams on Sunday Night Football. The team announced on Saturday that Goldman did not even travel with the team to Los Angeles.
This isn’t a huge surprise as Goldman didn’t practice all week as he dealt with a knee injury and was officially listed as “doubtful” on the team’s injury report on Friday. Bilal Nichols and Khyiris Tonga could each see some playing time at nose tackle, in Goldman’s place. Nichols played a significant amount at NT last season when Goldman opted out due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In addition to the announcement that Goldman will miss Week 1, the Bears also said they elevated DT Damion Square and LB Josh Woods from the practice squad to the active roster.