A fourth positive COVID-19 test caused the Bears to postpone their morning practice session, moving everything into a virtual setting for the time being.
But soon, they will return:
And ……… they’re back. The #Bears will return to Halas Hall for a 2:30 pm practice after their original session was canceled because of a positive COVID-19 test.
— Adam Jahns (@adamjahns) December 10, 2020
Adam Jahns of The Athletic tweets Chicago’s football team is practicing at 2:30 p.m., which I suppose is a positive development. Head Coach Matt Nagy hinted that an evening walk-through could have been in order depending on how things went with the league and its contact tracing. Perhaps rescheduling practice for this afternoon is a step in the right direction. At minimum, it provides some clarity as to the Bears’ situation.
Earlier in the week, practice squad linebacker Manti Te’o, defensive lineman Lacale London, and wide receiver Thomas Ives landed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list. A fourth player tested positive on Thursday. And while Nagy said this new case is separate from the other three, he declined to detail whether that player was on the active roster or practice squad. In any case, it’s less important to know who it was and more important that the Bears/NFL operate under the proper protocols in order to prevent a potential breakout. Should the Bears get things in order, then I imagine their game against the Texans won’t be impacted.