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Bears Head Coach Matt Nagy Tests Positive For COVID-19

CHICAGO (CBS) -- Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy announced Monday morning he has tested positive for COVID-19.

Nagy announced his diagnosis after returning home from Tampa, Florida, following the team's 38-3 blowout loss to the Buccaneers.

"It's a reminder to all of us to be extremely cautious, and to understand where we're at," Nagy said.


In his absence, special teams coordinator Chris Tabor will run any team meetings, allowing offensive coordinator Bill Lazor and defensive coordinator Sean Desai to focus on their individual roles as usual.

Nagy will not be at Halas Hall on Monday, and will need to have at least two negative COVID tests at least 24 hours apart before he can return to Halas Hall.

Nagy said he has been vaccinated, and does not have any symptoms.

Four players are currently on the team's reserve/COVID list, including linebackers Robert Quinn and Caleb Johnson, tight end Jimmy Graham, and right tackle Elijah Wilkinson. Running back Damien Williams and wide receivers coach Mike Furrey recently returned to the team after being sidelined with COVID.


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