Bears activate Andy Dalton off COVID-19 list

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The Bears will have their regular backup quarterback for Sunday’s matchup against the Seahawks.

Chicago has activated Andy Dalton off of the COVID-19 list, the team announced on Thursday.

Dalton missed Monday’s loss to the Vikings after he was placed on the list on Friday. He’s appeared in six games with four starts this season, completing 64 percent of his passes for 1,017 yards with six touchdowns and six interceptions.

Defensive end Mario Edwards was also activated off the COVID-19 list after missing Monday’s game.

Additionally, the Bears signed outside linebacker Sam Kamara to the 53-man roster from the team’s practice squad. And the club re-signed outside linebacker Ledarius Mack — younger brother of Khalil Mack — back to the practice squad.

The Bears still have nine players on their COVID-19 list, including receiver Allen Robinson.

7 responses to “Bears activate Andy Dalton off COVID-19 list

  1. There’s no point in Justin Fields playing another down this season. Run out the string with Dalton and keep the rookie from any more injuries (he’s been dinged plenty this year already). These coaches won’t be here next year so why keep wasting the kid’s time in a system that’s teaching him the wrong things anyway?

    But that would make too much sense so I’m sure we’ll see Fields out there these last 3 meaningless games.

  2. Keep Fields learning, just needs to avoid taking hits.

    He can read defenses and take snaps regardless how awful the system/coaching/WRs are.

  3. Did i just read he can read defenses and take snaps regardless who is coaching?

    The #1 problem is he CANT read defenses. If you haven’t noticed defenses are showing one thing at the line and then changing at the snap. Fields is so confused hes holding the ball trying to figure out what the defense is doing while running the play. That is why there are so many 3 and outs, its the reason he is sacked so much and its the reason the offense doesn’t sustain drives. Defenses know get fields to 3rd down and its a wrap.

  4. Fields has trouble reading his 2nd and 3d choices and he telegraphs many of this throws. He will either get better or next year will be another lousy Bears year whoever is his coach.

  5. Dalton will catch on somewhere for next year but unless he takes a big salary reduction not with the Bears

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