Earlier Tuesday, the NFL world learned that the Chicago Bears can be closing practice to the media.
“The Bears made a late alteration to their OTA schedule this week,” Bears insider Dan Wiederer reported. “Today’s practice at Halas Hall was presupposed to be open to the media but is now closed. Their final OTA practice viewable to reporters shall be Wednesday.”
Just just a few hours later, it was revealed that the team was forced to cancel practice altogether. Wiederer reported that the team was forced to wipe today’s practice “off the books.”
“Based on a league source, the Bears were forced to wipe today’s OTA practice off the books completely after violating the offseason rules of the CBA with live contact during their May practices, which is prohibited,” he reported.
“A misstep by the brand new regime.”
A missed practice at this stage of the offseason is not the worst thing that might occur. Nonetheless, it is not a great start for brand spanking new head coach Matt Eberflus and company.
Second-year quarterback Justin Fields and the team need all of the reps they’ll get ahead of the 2022 season.