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Bears place John Jenkins on Reserve/COVID-19 list

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For the second consecutive day, and third time this week, the Chicago Bears are placing a player on the reserve/COVID-19 list, this time it’s nose tackle John Jenkins.

A reminder that inclusion on the list does not necessarily mean the player has tested positive for the coronavirus, it could just mean he was in contact with someone that has tested positive. Per league rules the team will not disclose which is the case.

Once out of quarantine Jenkins figures to be a bigger part of the Bears defensive line rotation now that starting nose tackle Eddie Goldman has opted out of the 2020 season.

At yesterday’s press conference, GM Ryan Pace said he was comfortable with the depth they had behind Goldman, but he would also look to free agency if need be.

The other Bear players on the reserve/COVID-19 list are Eric Saubert and Artavis Pierce.

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