Another Bears Player to COVID Reserve, But Reinforcements Are On the Way

The Chicago Bears will be getting some additional help at key positions when they take on the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. This afternoon, the team announced that safety Eddie Jackson, offensive tackle Larry Borom, and linebacker Sam Kamara have come off the COVID-19 reserve list. The club also announced that tight end Jesper Horsted, who caught a touchdown pass on Monday night, has been added to the list.

The Bears have been dealing with a full-blown COVID outbreak the past couple of weeks that decimated their roster in their Week 15 matchup forcing the Bears to call on players like Thomas Graham Jr. on Monday night against the Minnesota Vikings. Graham, of course, played exceptionally well in his start after being promoted from the practice squad in the wake of nearly the entire starting secondary being added to the COVID reserve late last week and last weekend.

Jackson, Borom, and Kamar join cornerbacks Artie Burns and Duke Shelley, who came off the COVID reserve list on Tuesday.

Last week, Matt Nagy confirmed that the team was operating in enhanced COVID-19 protocols, including the mandatory wearing of masks inside the facility and daily testing for all players and staff regardless of vaccination status. This is the second time this season that the team has had to operate under these protocols.

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