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Bears DC Desai cleared from COVID protocol

Bears defensive coordinator Sean Desai

Appearing on WBBM Newsradio 780 AM and 105.9 FM Monday morning, Bears coach Matt Nagy revealed that defensive coordinator Sean Desai has been cleared from COVID-19 protocol and will coach against the Vikings.

Offensive coordinator Bill Lazor and special teams coordinator Chris Tabor remain in COVID protocol. If they are not cleared, they will be replaced by pass game coordinator/quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo and assistant special teams coach Brian Ginn, respectively.

The Bears currently have 14 players on the reserve/COVID list: Quarterback Andy Dalton, running back Ryan Nall, receivers Allen Robinson II and Isaiah Coulter, tight end Jesse James, tackle Larry Borom, defensive end Mario Edwards Jr., inside linebacker Joel Iyiegbuniwe, outside linebacker Sam Kamara, cornerbacks Jaylon Johnson and Artie Burns, safeties Eddie Jackson and Tashaun Gipson Sr. and nickel back Duke Shelley.

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