Bears place Akiem Hicks on COVID-19 list

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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.

With Hicks’ addition, the Bears now have 10 players on their COVID-19 list, including receiver Allen Robinson and safety Tashaun Gipson.

3 responses to “Bears place Akiem Hicks on COVID-19 list

  1. Tough break. Hicks is always a force the opponent’s offensive coordinator has to deal with.

  2. Hicks and Dalvin Cook both hit the COVID list 2 days after their game.

    “But so far, there’s zero indication the virus is transmitted on the field.” an unnamed club executive tells Peter King.

  3. Here Chicago’s full list of players on the Reserve/COVID-19 list which is up to 10 now; and thoughts :
    defensive linemen Hicks will not be with Bears in 2022
    Bilal Nichols has not done much this year
    running back Ryan Nall has not been active this year
    wide outs Allen Robinson II checked out long ago
    Isaiah Coulter (practice squad),who????
    tight ends Jesse James and Jesper Horsted, would like to see them on the field need a TE in 2022
    inide linebacker Joel Iyiegbuniwe will not make team in 2022
    corner Jaylon Johnson would like to see him on the field
    safety Tashaun Gipson Sr, not making team in 2022

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