The Bears have turned their attention from last Thursday’s thrilling win against the Buccaneers to preparing to take on the streaking Panthers.
But days after practice squad offensive lineman Badara Traore tested positive for COVID-19, the Bears tweaked their practice schedule for precautionary reasons:
Without the practice squad players, the #Bears were forced to move from a 10-10-10 practice today to a walk-thru. Matt Nagy says the team is going "above and beyond" in efforts to handle the coronavirus pandemic.
— Brad Biggs (@BradBiggs) October 12, 2020
The Bears orchestrated team activities without the 16 practice squad players in tow. And because they didn’t have a full set of players for practice, Head Coach Matt Nagy opted to put the team through a walk-through. This isn’t ideal because I can make a case for why both sides of the ball need practice ahead of this week’s game. HOWEVER, the decision seems to have been made out of an abundance of caution in an attempt to work though playing in a global pandemic. To that end, I tip my cap to the Bears’ decision-makers for going about it this way.
Nagy plans to resume a regular practice schedule on Wednesday. But until then, expect the Bears to take precautionary steps in order to get through the practice week.