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Roster Moves: Bears remove Horsted, Iyiegbuniwe from COVID list

Bears TE Jesper Horsted and LB Joel Iyiegbuniwe in action.

The Bears on Monday removed tight end Jesper Horsted and inside linebacker Joel Iyiegbuniwe from the reserve/COVID-19 list.

Horsted had been on the list since Dec. 22; Iyiegbuniwe since Dec. 16.

Horsted originally joined the Bears in 2019 as an undrafted free agent from Princeton, where he played wide receiver. He appeared in six games with one start as a rookie, catching eight passes for 87 yards and one touchdown. After spending the entire 2020 season on the practice squad, Horsted has appeared in seven games, all as a reserve, this year and caught two passes—both for touchdowns of 19 and 2 yards. 

Iyiegbuniwe was selected by the Bears in the fourth round of the 2018 draft out of Western Kentucky. He has appeared in 57 games, all as a reserve, over four seasons and recorded five tackles and one tackle-for-loss on defense and 24 tackles on special teams. This year, Iyiegbuniwe has played in 10 contests, exclusively on special teams, registering four tackles. 

With the removal of Horsted and Iyiegbuniwe, the Bears do not have any players on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

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