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Injury Update: Bears, Buccaneers both depleted


When the Bears visit the Buccaneers Sunday in Tampa, neither team will be close to full strength.

Bears coach Matt Nagy announced Friday that tight end Jimmy Graham was being placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list, joining outside linebacker Robert Quinn.

The Bears also ruled veteran safety Tashaun Gipson Sr. out of the game with a hip injury that prevented him from practicing Thursday and Friday after he was limited Wednesday. Defensive tackle Akiem Hicks was originally listed as questionable due to a groin injury, but he did not travel with the team to Tampa after being downgraded to out Saturday.

With backup Deon Bush being placed on injured reserve earlier in the week with a knee injury, the Bears are thin at safety. The only reserves left on the roster are DeAndre Houston-Carson, Marqui Christian and Teez Tabor. One of them likely will start opposite Eddie Jackson.

Seven other Bears are listed as questionable on the injury report: Tight end J.P. Holtz (quad) and linebacker Caleb Johnson (knee) were full participants in practice Friday; receiver Allen Robinson II (ankle), outside linebacker Khalil Mack (foot) and return specialist Jakeem Grant Sr. (ankle) were limited; and defensive tackle Bilal Nichols (knee) and cornerback Duke Shelley (ankle) did not practice. Shelley was injured in Thursday's workout.

Linebacker Danny Trevathan was excused from practice Friday due to a personal reason.

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The Buccaneers, meanwhile, have ruled out receiver Antonio Brown (ankle), tight end Rob Gronkowski (ribs), cornerback Richard Sherman (hamstring) and linebacker Lavonte David (ankle).

Tight end O.J. Howard (ankle) and outside linebacker Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder/hand) are both questionable.

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