LAKE FOREST, Ill. (CBS) — The Bears held just a walkthrough for the second straight day Friday.
Justin Fields was present, but Andy Dalton – along with corner Duke Shelley – were added to the COVID/Reserve list, for a total of 13 Bears.READ MORE: Chicago Weather Alert: Winter Storm Watch On The Way
All three coordinators are also still working virtually, but said they feel fine and hope to coach Monday.READ MORE: Pair Charged In Murder Of 8-Year-Old Melissa Ortega Denied Bail; Accused Teen Gunman Committed Three Previous Carjackings, Prosecutors Say
The seven players who missed practice Thursday because of non-COVID illness all returned – including tight end Cole Kmet.
“You know, you don’t want to get sick, obviously, because then you can’t play. You know, that’s just the main concern. But you know, like I said, this is kind of the world that we’re in, and you just kind of have to learn to deal with it, Kmet said. “And you know, when you have a little outbreak like we’re having right now, you’ve just got to take care of yourself, and you know, make sure you stay distant from people when you can.”MORE NEWS: 'He Actually Skipped Like A Child, All The Way Up:' 11-Year-Old Boy Charged In November Carjacking In Mount Greenwood
“You’ve just got to lean on guys being professionals, man. At the end of the day, I don’t care if you’re a first-year player, a rookie, if you’re a 10-year vet like myself. You’re paid for a job, and that’s what you need to go out there and do,” said Bears safety Tashaun Gipson. “So no matter the record; no matter what’s going around you – if you’re healthy, if you’re not in the protocol, you’re playing Monday – you need to do your job.”