The Bears don’t have any new COVID-19 positive tests to report, but they brought clarity to the one high-profile case that popped up this week.
Center Cody Whitehair is going to the reserve/COVID-19 list. Whitehair’s positive test takes him out of action for Sunday’s game against the Titans. There’s no timetable for Whitehair’s return, but when Whitehair suits up is the least of the Bears’ concerns when considering the seriousness of the coronavirus. The team avoided an outbreak. So hopefully, things will trend in the right direction health wise for Whitehair moving forward.
As for the rest of the Bears’ injury report:
#Bears Friday Injury Report/Roster Move:
We have placed OL Cody Whitehair on the Reserve/COVID-19 list. pic.twitter.com/7DJiSuG9wF
— Chicago Bears (@BearsPR) November 6, 2020
Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky (shoulder), center Sam Mustipher (knee), defensive lineman Roy Robertson-Harris (shoulder), and nose tackle John Jenkins (ankle) are unavailable to play. These are some pretty decisive blows for a banged up Bears team. Chicago now turns to its fourth-string center with Whitehair, Mustipher, and James Daniels out. Meanwhile, being down two defensive linemen when facing Titans running back Derrick Henry is less than ideal.
Five Bears practiced with limitations on Friday, including tight ends Cole Kmet and Jimmy Graham. Kmet popped up on the injury report on Thursday with a groin injury that held him out of practice. Upgrading Kmet to “limited” makes him questionable to play against Tennessee.
Otherwise, everyone else on the injury report who wasn’t listed with a designation as being out figures to suit up on Sunday. Go get ’em!