On Monday the Chicago Bears announced that safety Jordan Lucus was opting out of the 2020 season due to the coronavirus pandemic. He’s the second Bear to do so joining nose tackle Eddie Goldman.
According to Adam Schefter, the league and the players have agreed on an opt out deadline of this Thursday at 3:00 pm Central.
They also activated nose tackle John Jenkins and tight end Eric Saubert from the Reserve/COVID-19 list, and waived offensive lineman Dino Boyd to keep their roster at the mandated 80-man limit.
Lucas was signed to help bolster special teams and to compete for a reserve safety spot after playing the 2019 season with the Kansas City Chiefs. Most of his 4 year career has been spent in the third phase, although he did pick up 4 starts in the Chiefs’ secondary in 2018.
Boyd started his career in K.C. where he was a UDFA pickup in 2019, but after he was cut he had a brief stop with the Bengals before landing on the Bears practice squad a year ago.
With Jenkins and Saubert off the Reserve/COVID-19 list, the Bears no longer have anyone with that designation. The new list was created this year for anyone that has tested positive or come into contract with someone that has tested positive.