It looks like the Bears will be without defensive tackle Akiem Hicks for their matchup against the Seahawks this weekend.
Hicks has been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list, Chicago announced on Thursday.
If Hicks tested positive and is vaccinated, he’ll be eligible to return as soon as he makes it through the league’s revised COVID-19 protocols. Chiefs cornerback Charvarius Ward was activated off of the COVID-19 list on Thursday after just three days.
After missing four games due to an ankle injury, Hicks had 2.0 sacks and a pair of tackles for loss in Chicago’s loss to Minnesota on Monday night. He’s recorded 3.5 sacks, 23 total tackles, five tackles for loss, and nine QB hits this season.