David Montgomery joins list of injured Bears

The Bears’ lack of wide receivers and cornerbacks is particularly concerning, not just so the team can run a competent practice, but for Saturday’s preseason opener against the Chiefs.

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Bears running back David Montgomery runs the ball against the Giants in January.

Bears running back David Montgomery runs the ball against the Giants in January.

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Bears running back David Montgomery joined the ever-increasing list of Bears players to miss practice with an undisclosed injury, riding an exercise bike during practice Wednesday at Halas Hall.

Montgomery, who practiced Tuesday at Soldier Field as part of “Family Fest,” was part of a cadre of injured players Wednesday that includes receivers Velus Jones, Byron Pringle, N’Keal Harry and David Moore; tight end Cole Kmet; defensive lineman Mario Edwards Jr; and cornerbacks Kyler Gordon, Duke Shelley, Kindle Vildor, and Thomas Graham, Jr.

“There’s a whole football team over there,” receiver Darnell Mooney said, referring to the exercise bikes.

The Bears’ lack of wide receivers and cornerbacks are particularly concerning, not just so the team can run a competent practice, but for Saturday’s preseason opener against the Chiefs. Bears coach Matt Eberflus, who did not speak to the media Wednesday, has said he will play the team’s starters Saturday. He said that the rebuilding team needs the snaps. So does their new coaching staff, particularly offensive coordinator Luke Getsy.

“I would like to play significantly,” Mooney said. “Just to get a glimpse of how Luke calls plays and how the game will be.”

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