More Bears injury woes: NT Eddie Goldman out with concussion

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Bears nose tackle Eddie Goldman (pressuring Carson Palmer in the second preseason game) was having a strong training camp and preseason when he suffered a concussion against the Titans on Sunday. (Norm Hall/Getty Images)

Add nose tackle Eddie Goldman’s concussion to the list of injuries that took the edge off quarterback Mike Glennon’s encouraging performance Sunday against the Titans. Goldman missed the indoor practice Tuesday at the Payton Center, coach John Fox said.

Wide receiver Cam Meredith is out for the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. Cornerback Prince Amukamara, day-to-day with an ankle injury he suffered on the first play from scrimmage against Tennessee, also didn’t practice.

Defensive end Mitch Unrein returned to practice for the first time since he suffered a concussion Aug.  16. Cornerbacks Bryce Callahan (ankle) and Johnthan Banks (leg) and wide receiver Josh Bellamy (ankle) practiced on a limited basis after missing the game against the Titans.

Long still out

Guard Kyle Long, recovering from offseason ankle surgery, did not practice but remains on target to start the opener against the Falcons, Fox said.

Long has not been cleared by the medical staff to practice, but the Bears are practicing as if he’ll be available for the opener.

“We’re hopeful,” Fox said. “He’s really day-to-day as far as coming off that ankle. So he’ll just continue to get ready until he’s cleared medically.”

Roster down to 88

The Bears cut defensive end Kapron Lewis-Moore and linebacker Alex Scearce to trim their roster to 88. They must cut the roster to 53 players by 3  p.m. Saturday and can put 10 players on the practice squad Sunday.

In previous years, the Bears would’ve had to cut their roster to 75 by Monday. So 13 players will get a chance they wouldn’t have had before this year.

“It definitely is helpful; I like the new rule change,” Fox said.

“It gives you a more realistic look, a little bit longer evaluation with more guys to help make those decisions.”

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