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Bears place DeAndre Carter on the Reserve/COVID-19 list

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Early on Thursday morning the Chicago Bears were forced to shut down Halas Hall due to a player testing positive for the cororavirus, and this afternoon they placed wide receiver/punt returner DeAndre Carter on the Reserve/COVID-19 list.

After going through contact tracing, it was determined that no one was in close contact to Carter, so the Bears were permitted to reopen Halas Hall and they held an afternoon practice.

The Bears are still scheduled to play the Houston Texans at noon on Sunday.

Carter is the fourth Bears player to go on the Reserve/COVID-19 list this week, but he’s the first player from the active roster. The other three players, inside linebacker Manti Te’o, defensive lineman LaCale London, and wide receiver Thomas Ives, are all members of the practice squad.

The Bears will need to find a new punt returner if Carter is unable to go against the Texans, and wide out Anthony Miller is a likely option.