Bears add player to COVID-19 roster ahead of Week 7 Bucs game – .

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Bears add player to COVID-19 roster ahead of Week 7 Bucs game – .


The Bears announced Sunday that they have placed two other players on the reserve / COVID-19 roster: starting right tackle Elijah Wilkinson and linebacker and base special teams player Caleb Johnson. The virus has started to make its way through Halas Hall as Wilkinson and Johnson mark the fifth and sixth people the Bears have had to put into COVID-19 protocols over the past two weeks.
Currently, the Bears have Wilkinson, Johnson, Robert Quinn, Jimmy Graham and wide receivers coach Mike Furrey all on COVID-19 protocol. Damien Williams was also suspended due to the virus and missed the team’s Week 6 game against the Packers, but was activated from the roster on Saturday.

This is Wilkinson’s second stint on the reserve / COVID-19 list. He ran out of time at training camp as close contact with someone who tested positive.

Despite several players and a coach all dealing with the virus, Matt Nagy is not convinced that the spread of the disease is coming from inside the building.

“I’m not sure, except I think it’s just one of those deals where it’s probably coming from different sources,” Nagy said earlier this week. “But I don’t know anyway

“Really for us the mindset before that was to know that you still have” Hey, you have to wear your mask. You have to be able to follow the protocol they have.

The Bears hired Wilkinson in the offseason to compete in left tackle with rookie Teven Jenkins. But when Jenkins got injured and Wilkinson wasn’t doing the job, the Bears brought in Jason Peters to fill the job. But Wilkinson had found himself in a starting position, right tackle, when Germain Ifedi hit the IR. Now the Bears will look to a right third string tackle against the Bucs.

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