Bears offensive lineman tests positive for COVID-19


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Spriggs has reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 (Kamil Krzaczynski - USA Today Sports)
Spriggs has reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 (Kamil Krzaczynski - USA Today Sports)

Tough news to report today for the struggling Bears offensive line.

Bears tackle Jason Spriggs has tested positive for COVID-19.

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport was the first to report this breaking news.

"Bears OT Jason Spriggs tested positive for COVID-19, source said," Rapoport posted on social media. "In addition, G Germain Ifedi was determined to be a high-risk close contact, and while he’ll go on the list, he does have a chance to be back and play on Sunday."

Both players will be placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list, but it sounds like Ifedi will have a chance to play soon.

This is not ideal news as the Bears offensive line is dealing with several injuries at this time including the recent loss of tackle Bobby Massie to a knee injury.

In other roster news, the Bears announced they have played Massie on the injured reserve and promoted Lachavious Simmons from the practice squad.

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