Happy to see you again: Bears linebacker Matt Adams returned to practice Wednesday, beginning a 21-day window to activate him off injured reserve.
The five-year veteran has been sidelined since coming out of a Week 5 loss to the Vikings with a calf injury. Adams appeared in three of the Bears’ first four games of the season, all as a reserve, playing mostly on special teams. He recorded six tackles on defense and one on special teams.
Adams signed with the Bears in April after spending his first four NFL seasons with the Colts, contributing mostly to special teams. During this time, Eberflus was Indianapolis’ defensive coordinator.
Taken aback: Eberflus was asked his thoughts on Colts coach Frank Reich on Monday and his replacement with former Pro Bowl center Jeff Saturday, who has never coached at the college or professional level.
“I will say I was a little surprised by what happened there because Frank is obviously a very good friend of mine,” said Eberflus, who spent his four seasons in Indianapolis working in the Reich team.
“I really enjoyed my time with him. He definitely helped me professionally as a man, as a coach, and I can’t say enough good things about Frank Reich. I love him. to death. He is a great and dear friend of mine.”
Eberflus added that he feels empathy for the assistant coaches of the Colts, who he has worked with a lot, saying, “I know it’s tough and my heart goes out to those guys and I just hope that ‘they will have some wisdom and stay strong.’