On Wednesday the Chicago Bears placed tight end Eric Saubert on the reserve/COVID-19 list. He’s the second Bear to be placed on the list this week joining UDFA rookie running back Artavis Pierce.
Saubert was signed by the Bears last November and he was active for their last two games making 2 receptions for 11 yards.
During his first two years in the league with the Atlanta Falcons he gained plenty of special teams experience bu playing in 50% of the third phase snaps in 2017 and 66% of them in 2018. Earlier today general manager Ryan Pace mentioned the 26-year old Saubert as a tight end that would compete for a roster spot.
Keep in mind the reserve/COVID-19 list is for players that have either tested positive for the coronavirus or have come into contact with someone that has tested positive. Per the NFL/NFLPA policy teams aren’t allowed to comment on whether the players that receive this designation have tested positive or not.
Also earlier today the Bears officially placed Eddie Goldman on the reserve/opt out list.
The Bears made one more roster move on Wednesday by placing Tre Roberson on their reserve/non-football injury list after he cleared waivers. The Bears released him yesterday with an injury designation after breaking his foot this offseason working out.
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