Bears Offensive Linemen Jason Spriggs and Germain Ifedi Are Going on the Reserve/COVID-19 List

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Bears Offensive Linemen Jason Spriggs and Germain Ifedi Are Going on the Reserve/COVID-19 List

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An offensive line being held together by scotch tape, twigs, chewing gum, and a safety pin continues to be dealt a losing hand.

Because in addition to having three starters injured, two more offensive linemen have landed on the reserve/COVID-19 list:

Jason Spriggs has tested positive for COVID-19. Spriggs was projected to start at right tackle in place of Bobby Massie. Instead, he’ll go to the reserve/COVID-19 list and won’t play in Sunday’s game against the Titans. Additionally, right guard Germain Ifedi turned out to be a “high-risk close contact” with Spriggs. Hence, Ifedi joins Spriggs on the COVID list. Although, as NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport points out, Ifedi could play on Sunday if he passes the league’s protocol. But even if he does, the Bears offensive line is still a mess.

Seriously … who’s left to protect for Nick Foles and clear running lanes for David Montgomery?

That this news dropped 25 minutes after the trade deadline only adds to the frustration. This could not have been scripted any worse for the Bears, who could be forced to look to the waiver wire for offensive line help. Because, as things stand now, there is a distinct possibility the team could start second-stringers at left guard, center, and right guard, as well as its third-string right tackle. Yikes.



Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.