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Poles discusses Bears offense taking next step, return of Teven Jenkins

Chicago Bears take on the Denver Broncos, Sunday, October 1, 2023, in Chicago, Illinois.

General manager Ryan Poles spoke with Jeff Joniak Sunday on the Bears pregame radio show on ESPN 1000 AM and 100.3 HD2 FM.

Reflecting on the last Sunday's game against the Broncos, Poles saw quarterback Justin Fields and the offense take a step forward by accumulating 471 total yards. While Poles said leaving Soldier Field Sunday without a win was frustrating, he saw tangible growth within the group.

"There were a couple pieces of that game where you felt like we took the next step. Any time you get an offense rolling and in a rhythm, a quarterback in a rhythm, the run game and that balance going, you feel good about it. So I look for our offense to stack another one of those games and also finish at the end so we can walk away victorious."

Poles also discussed guard Teven Jenkins, who was activated off injured reserve Thursday after missing the first four games. While Jenkins is listed as questionable for Thursday night's game, Poles was excited to have him back at practice this week.  

"He obviously brings size and power to the offensive line and that's always helpful. I'm really proud of how Teven has handled the situation and recovering and getting back to playing shape. He's been looking really good. So I'm looking forward to Teven getting back into the rhythm of things. It may take a little bit of time, but he definitely would be a help for our offensive line." 

Listen to the full interview below.