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Bears roster update: Williams activated from COVID list, Hicks downgraded to out, 2 players flexed up

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On Saturday the Chicago Bears activated running back Damien Williams from the Reserve/COVID-19 list, so he will be able to play tomorrow against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Williams will join running backs Khalil Herbert and Ryan Nall on the game day roster.

The Bears also announced that defensive lineman Akiem Hicks did not travel with the team to Tampa, and that his injury status was downgraded to out from questionable. You can check out the full injury list for both the Bears and Bucs here.

Since the Bears still have two players on the Reserve/COVID-19 list, tight end Jimmy Graham and outside linebacker Robert Quinn, they were allowed to bring two practice squad players up to take their places. Offensive lineman Dieter Eiselen and defensive lineman Margus Hunt have been brought up for Sunday’s game. Since these were COVID replacements both players will revert to Chicago’s practice squad on Monday.