Teven Jenkins: Father, Mom, Injury, Recovery

Teven Bradlee Jenkins is an American football offensive tackle for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. He played college football at Oklahoma State and was drafted by the Bears in the second round of the 2021 NFL Draft.

Teven Jenkins: Father, Mom, Injury, Recovery


Brad Jenkins
Jenkins’ mother died in 2006, when he was 8 years old. But his father, Brad Jenkins, said many family members rallied around them to help when they needed it the most.


“I got a lot of help from her side of the family, my mom did a lot,” said Brad. “It was tough, and obviously I’d love for her to be here, but that’s made all of us stronger.

She was diagnosed when he was three, so he watched her go through all the pain and chemo and she changed her appearance… It had to be one of the toughest things to tell my son that she was no longer with us, you know, she’s passed away.


Teven Jenkins: Father, Mom, Injury, Recovery

Officials flagged Jenkins for four penalties and he allowed two sacks against the Packers. Jenkins hadn’t really practiced with contact all year since he missed training camp and preseason with back issues and then back surgery.

He hadn’t gone through a single practice with full contact before the Green Bay game.

Cornerback Xavier Crawford has been ruled out because of a concussion and safety DeAndre Houston-Carson is out due to a broken forearm.


Defensive end Akiem Hicks is listed as questionable, although he has recovered enough from his ankle injury for a full practice on Saturday and was reported to have been able to go through full practices Thursday and Friday if they had not instead had walk-throughs.

“We would’ve practiced full speed if we had more guys (earlier), but we just couldn’t take that risk with limited guys,” Nagy said. “It’s a trickle-down effect. We had to make sure that we didn’t tax the players that were playing.


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