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Bears see Eddie Goldman's return as defensive key

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) The Chicago Bears' defense has turnovers to cause this season, so seeing the big guy wearing a No. 91 at nose tackle on the field for their first practice Wednesday made a huge difference.

After a COVID-19 opt-out last year and an offseason of uncertainty over his return, nose tackle Eddie Goldman is practicing with the Bears for the first time since 2019 and had linebacker Khalil Mack singing his praises.

"What he means up front, you got a nose that can take on double teams - that's a thousand pounds - and make it look easy and shed blocks and make it hard for those running backs to get out of the backfield," Mack said. "It's hell for those guards and those centers.

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NFC North Division
TeamWLTPct
xyz-Green Bay 1330.813
x-Chicago 880.500
Minnesota 790.438
Detroit 5110.313
Full Standings
Leaders
Pass Yds: M. Trubisky2055
Pass TDs: M. Trubisky16
Rush Yds: D. Montgomery1070
Rush TDs: D. Montgomery8
Rec Yds: A. Robinson II1250
Rec TDs: J. Graham8
Int: T. Gipson Sr.2
Sacks: K. Mack9.0
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 5302 (26)
Passing Yards: 3925 (22)
Rushing Yards: 1647 (25)
Points per game: 23.3 (22)
Yards per game: 331.4 (26)
Touchdowns: 38 (23)
Field Goals: 30 (7)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 5519 (11)
Passing Yards: 3939 (11)
Rushing Yards: 1814 (15)
Points per game: 23.1 (13)
Yards per game: 344.9 (11)
Touchdowns: 39 (8)
Field Goals: 29 (22)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
4/9 M. Joseph re-signed/unrest FA One-year contract (through 2021)
4/7 P. Scales re-signed/unrest FA One-year contract (through 2021)
4/1 G. Ifedi re-signed/unrest FA One-year contract (through 2021)
3/29 D. Williams signed One-year contract (through 2021)
3/29 A. Burns re-signed/unrest FA One-year contract (through 2021)
3/25 D. Bush re-signed/unrest FA One-year contract (through 2021)
3/25 D. Houston-Carson re-signed/unrest FA One-year contract (through 2021)
3/25 P. O'Donnell re-signed/unrest FA One-year contract (through 2021)
3/24 A. Robinson II re-signed/franchise One-year tender (through 2021)
3/23 J. Attaochu signed/unrest FA Two-year contract (through 2022)
Injuries
Date Player Status
1/10 D. Mooney ankle (Out)
1/10 B. Skrine concussion (Out)
1/10 R. Smith elbow (Out)
1/10 J. Johnson shoulder (Questionable)
1/10 J. Woods toe, glute (Questionable)
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