Bears practice squad offensive lineman Badara Traore placed on COVID-19 reserve


CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – SEPTEMBER 20: Members of the Chicago Bears run onto the field before a game against the New York Giants at Soldier Field on September 20, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Over the past few weeks, a number of positive COVID-19 tests have showed up around the National Football League as the 2020 season starts the second quarter.

Now the Bears have had a positive test of their own.

On Saturday afternoon, the Bears placed practice squad offensive lineman Badara Traore on the COVID-19 reserve list after his positive virus test. The team is off this weekend after a win over the Buccaneers Thursday night at Soldier Field.

Per league protocols in 2020, the team will now begin contact tracing to see whom this player may have come in contact with over the previous few days. This is the first positive test for the Bears since the regular season began and comes on the heels of a number of team having outbreaks.

Traore signed with the Bears as an undrafted free agent out of LSU back on May 7th.


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