The Bears signed Skrine this month to replace Bryce Callahan at nickel back.
The Bears traded Howard to the Eagles for a sixth-round pick Thursday.
The Bears are playing the Raiders in London this year.
Adrian Amos will play against the Bears for the first time — and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix will face the Packers for the first time.
The Chicago Sun-Times’ Adam L. Jahns and WGN Radio’s Adam Hoge sit down and talk with Bears coach Matt Nagy and general manager Ryan Pace.
When the Bears get home from the NFL owners meetings, there will be new offices to move into at Halas Hall as part of the expansion.
Chairman George McCaskey had plenty to discuss when he met with reporters after the league meetings concluded Tuesday night.
“Matt, Ryan and Ted made some persuasive arguments,” McCaskey said Tuesday after the NFL owners approved a new rule.
At this point, it makes sense to hold on to Jordan Howard, who should be motivated entering the last year of his rookie contract.
“The key word is ‘competition’ at that spot,” general manager Ryan Pace said, “and doing creative things to make them feel that pressure.”
Coach Matt Nagy’s one-hour meeting with the media provided more than the breakfast buffet and omelette station that were only a few steps away.
As part of the NFL’s centennial celebration, Bears owner Virginia McCaskey is featured in a special NFL Films documentary, “A Lifetime of Sundays.”
The Bears were mindful in free agency this year, keeping an eye on the future.
The Bears and Packers will face off in the NFL Kickoff Game on Sept. 5 to start the league’s 100th season.
With Matt Nagy and Ryan Pace, the Bears arrived in Phoenix for the NFL meetings this week in a good place.