One of the offseason’s biggest headlines has been the status of nose tackle Eddie Goldman, who failed to report for mandatory minicamp last month. Considering Goldman opted out of last season due to COVID-19 concerns, it was certainly a surprise. There were even retirement rumors that were circling, but recent workout videos suggest that Goldman is a man ready to report for training camp.
Goldman has been one of Chicago’s most important defensive linemen, where he’s done a lot of dirty work in the trenches and helped elevate the Bears’ run defense, something that they missed last season. But will Goldman be in football shape? After all, he did take a year off and failed to report for minicamp. That will be the question on everyone’s mind, and one of the storylines that should dominate training camp — at least in the beginning.