The Chicago Bears announced they have placed tight end Eric Saubert on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
He is the second Bears player to be put on the list, joining undrafted rookie running back Artavis Pierce.
Mind you, placement on the reserve/COVID list does not mean a player tested positive for coronavirus. Players on the list have either tested positive for COVID-19 or are in quarantine after potential exposure. Saubert must test negative for coronavirus three times in a four-day period before he can return to Halas Hall.
Chicago scooped up Saubert from the Raiders’ practice squad in November 2019. Saubert appeared in the team’s final two games, splitting time on offense (47 snaps) and special teams (22). He caught two passes for 21 yards in those games. Before going on the reserve/COVID list, Saubert was one of seven tight ends the Bears were carrying on their roster. For the moment, there are six.
It’s worth pointing out that players on the reserve/COVID list do not count as being on the active roster. So by moving Pierce and Saubert to the list, the Bears’ active roster stands at 83 (once Eddie Goldman officially comes off).