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Feeling better, Robinson describes bout with COVID

Bears WR Allen Robinson II in action.

Speaking to reporters via Zoom Tuesday, Allen Robinson II detailed his battle with COVID-19, revealing that he lost about 10 pounds and is still recovering from the virus.

The Bears receiver was removed from the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday after an 11-day stint. He said he experienced several symptoms, including a fever, scratchy throat and congestion, but he never lost his sense of smell or taste.

"I'm feeling better," Robinson said. "Obviously, I'm not contagious or nothing but still kind of fighting through it. The last 10 days have just kind of been trying to get weight back and just getting over being sick.

"Something that hits you with chest congestion and nasal congestion and stuff like that, all of that is going to be tough for anybody, especially having to get yourself back ready to play a game. Losing weight and things like that, it's all factors in it. Again, I'm getting better, I feel better, so now I'll just continue to stack these days on top of each other."

After missing the Bears' last two games against the Vikings and Seahawks, it's unclear whether Robinson will be able to return for Sunday's home finale versus the Giants.

"It's just about, from a physical standpoint, getting back, seeing where I'm at conditioning-wise," Robinson said. "I haven't run into many things like [COVID]. It was a beast. Like I said before, [I'm] just trying to stack days on top of each other and continue to improve. But getting back into the groove of things, it hasn't been easy. It's not going to be easy, but [I'm] just trying to continue to find a way."

Playing on the franchise tag this season, Robinson is slated to become an unrestricted free agent in March. Battling back from COVID, he said he hasn't given any thought about Sunday's game possibly being his final home contest with the Bears.

"For me, it's just getting through the next day," Robinson said. "I haven't really taken myself that far as far as what's next. It's just about the next day; going day-by-day. Although that might be the reality or whatever the case may be—we don't know what that is—I haven't mentally taken myself there yet. It's just try to continue to get through this season; continue to find ways for myself to get better. Now, it's about getting healthy."

Robinson was elated to watch on television Sunday as veteran quarterback Nick Foles helped lead the Bears to a thrilling 25-24 comeback win over the Seahawks. Trailing 24-17, Foles threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to tight end Jimmy Graham and a two-point conversion pass to receiver Damiere Byrd with 1:01 remaining.

"Man, Nick's a pro," Robinson said. "He's like a microwave; you put him in and he's going to heat something up. To be honest, that's what I expect from Nick. Going out there and seeing how he performed, leading the team on a game-winning drive, go back and look at his résumé. I mean, the man has won a Super Bowl. He was Super Bowl MVP. He has the capability to come in and get hot at any point in time.

"I thought he played a heck of a game. As teammates, as players, as people who know Nick and who have been around Nick, that's the expectation of him."

Roster moves: The Bears on Tuesday removed practice-squad receiver Isaiah Coulter from the reserve/COVID-19 list and waived running back Artavis Pierce from the practice squad.

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