Tight end Brandon Manumaleuna, who had offseason surgery on his right knee, didn't practice Friday at Soldier Field because of an injury to that same knee. But, Manumaleuna expressed optimism in being able to return to practice tonight at Olivet Nazarene University.
Manumaleuna had a long brace or support on his right leg, which covered from his upper thigh to the top of his ankle.
Asked if he's frustrated by his latest injury, Manumaleuna said, "It is because you don't want to miss any time."
Manumaleuna was signed on the first day of free agency, along with defensive end Julius Peppers and running back Chester Taylor. Manumaleuna, who received a five-year, $15 million contract that included $6 million in guarantees, played for new offensive coordinator Mike Martz in St. Louis. Manumaleuna is known for his blocking prowess.
But, since it's not full contact, it's hard for me to tell if he's had a good training camp or not.