The number of Bears on the reserve/COVID-19 list grows.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 30, 2020
Nose tackle John Jenkins is among the latest players added to the COVID reserve list, per NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport. Jenkins joins tight end Eric Saubert and running back Artavis Pierce on the list.
Here’s a brief reminder, going on the reserve/COVID list does not mean a player tested positive for coronavirus. Players moved to the list have either tested positive for COVID-19 or are in quarantine after potential exposure. Yes, it’s getting repetitive to write it over and over again. No, I will not stop doing so because I believe it is important to drive home an important point about players going on the list. We cool? Great.
Jenkins, 30, was set for his second stint with the Bears. And as the next-man-up on the nose tackle depth chart after Eddie Goldman opted out of playing this season, Jenkins is in line for a healthy chunk of playing time. Of course, that takes a back seat until he clears health protocols. Remember, players must test negative for COVID-19 three times in a four day period before they can return to the practice facility.