The Chicago Bears had been lacking all three of their coordinators due to COVID-19 protocols as they ready Thursday for Monday evening’s residence sport towards the Minnesota Vikings.
Bears coach Matt Nagy mentioned offensive coordinator Bill Lazor, defensive coordinator Sean Desai and particular groups coordinator Chris Tabor had been collaborating remotely in conferences this week. Their standing for the sport is unsure.
COVID-19 has hit the Bears arduous this week, one in every of many groups experiencing optimistic exams. Approximately 100 gamers throughout the 32 groups have examined optimistic.
Chicago put 5 gamers on the COVID-19 reserve listing since Monday and have six on it total. And now the coordinators are within the protocol.
Players on the COVID-19 listing are sort out Larry Borom, sort out Elijah Wilkinson, nostril sort out Eddie Goldman, cornerback Artie Burns, defensive sort out Mario Edwards Jr., and apply squad linebacker Sam Kamara.
As a outcome, together with different extra typical diseases and accidents, Nagy determined to carry a walk-through apply on Wednesday moderately than a full apply.
Nagy missed a sport earlier this 12 months towards San Francisco, a 33-22 loss, due to COVID-19 points, and Tabor coached the Bears.
Washington positioned three extra gamers on the COVID-19 listing Thursday, following eight Wednesday. The group whole is 21, together with two gamers on injured reserve and two on the apply squad. Safety Sam Curl was the one starter added to the listing, and was joined by facilities Keith Ismael and Tyler Larsen.
Curl joins fellow defensive starters in lineman Jon Allen and cornerback Kendall Fuller on the listing. Washington may very well be right down to its fifth possibility at heart due to coronavirus and harm issues.
— Seattle is perhaps with out one in every of its stars, receiver Tyler Lockett, who was put on the COVID-19 listing Thursday together with operating again Alex Collins. The Seahawks had no gamers check optimistic within the 2020 season, however have had three this 12 months: Tight finish Gerald Everett was the opposite in September.
Lockett has a team-high 62 receptions for 1,023 yards and 6 touchdowns. Last week Lockett grew to become the second participant in franchise historical past with three straight seasons with not less than 1,000 yards receiving, becoming a member of Hall of Famer Steve Largent.
Lockett had 5 catches for 142 yards and a landing final week towards Houston and is 35 yards wanting setting a profession excessive for a season.
Collins has served as a starter for many of this season after Chris Carson was misplaced to a season-ending neck harm in Week 4. But Collins has performed via a number of illnesses.
— Cleveland tight finish David Njoku was activated from the COVID-19 listing, including a playmaker heading into Saturday’s sport towards Las Vegas. On Wednesday, the virus shelved coach Kevin Stefanski and quarterback Baker Mayfield, whose standing for this week stays in query. The Browns have 17 gamers, together with 10 starters, on the COVID-19 listing.
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