BEARS NEWS: Player fines, COVID-19 List, and More.
The Bears announced several fines and COVID-19 results.
It’s been reported by Chicago Sun-Times reporter Jason Lieser that Chicago Bears defensive end Robert Quinn and running back/return specialist Cordarelle Patterson have both been fined by the NFL.
Patterson was fined over $12,000 for an altercation with the officials in the week four loss to the Colts. He was given a 15-yard penalty for the play as well.
Within the same game, Quinn was fined $15,000 for a horse-collar tackle on Colts running back Jonathan Taylor. Both fines were issued this weekend, the fifth week of the NFL season.
Also in Bears news, the team has placed one member of the practice squad on the COVID-19 reserve list:
Soon after, as team updates started flowing early Sunday morning, the Bears announced no new positive COVID-19 tests within the organization. This is a great sign considering the outbreak wreaking havoc throughout the Titans organization at the present moment.
If any teams can learn from the Tennessee Titans’ mistakes, and control their players to avoid future outbreaks, then they will do exactly what the Bears have done. Only one practice squad player removed is a very encouraging note going forward in the Chicago organization. As of October 11, 2020, the Bears week six game against the Carolina Panthers is still scheduled as planned.