Pro Bowl Safety Eddie Jackson is Going on the Reserve/COVID-19 List

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Pro Bowl Safety Eddie Jackson is Going on the Reserve/COVID-19 List

Chicago Bears

Entering Week 12 after the bye with a quarterback conundrum was expected. Unfortunately, that’s not the only roster matter at hand at the moment.

That’s because Pro Bowl safety Eddie Jackson is going on the reserve/COVID-19 list:

Jackson, 26, is in the midst of what looks like another Pro Bowl season. He’s making plays as a deep safety, chipping in on coverage, and even contributing in run defense. The do-it-all star of the Bears secondary is living up to the big-money extension he signed in the offseason. But his next challenge is to get clearance from the reserve/COVID-19 list.

As a reminder, placement on the list isn’t necessarily confirmation of a COVID-19 positive test. Players on the list have either tested positive for COVID-19 or who have close contact with someone who tested positive with whom they are quarantining. And as Mark Grote of 670 The Score/WBBM Newsradio reports, Jackson was deemed a close contact with a person who contracted the coronavirus. So … at least it’s not a positive test. In any case, Jackson will need to clear protocol in order to return to practice and play on Sunday night. We’ll monitor his situation and update when possible.


Author: Luis Medina

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