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Report: Bears' Robert Quinn positive for COVID-19

Yardbarker logo Yardbarker 10/19/2021 Zac Wassink, Yardbarker
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The Chicago Bears fell to the rival Green Bay Packers 24-14 this past Sunday to drop to 3-3 on the season and then experienced a different type of setback on Tuesday. 

According to Jeff Dickerson of ESPN, Bears star pass-rusher and two-time Pro Bowl selection Robert Quinn was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday. ESPN's Field Yates reports Quinn tested positive for the coronavirus. 

Per league rules, Quinn could be cleared to return to team activities if he's vaccinated against COVID-19, is asymptomatic, and can produce a pair of negative virus tests 24 hours apart. If the 31-year-old has symptoms, though, he must return the pair of negative virus tests but also be asymptomatic for 48 hours to be cleared. 

Jason Lieser of the Chicago Sun-Times adds: 

As noted by ESPN stats, Quinn is ninth in the NFL with 5.5 sacks, 2.5 behind the pace set by league-leader and Cleveland Browns All-Pro Myles Garrett (8.0). Quinn also has a forced fumble, 19 total tackles, and seven quarterback hits. 


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Khalil Mack, Quinn's Chicago teammate, is tied for sixth in the league with six sacks. 

Quinn's status for this coming Sunday's matchup at the 5-1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers won't be confirmed until later in the week.  

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