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Andy Dalton Returns From COVID List; Bears Sign Ledarius Mack to Practice Squad

Andy Dalton has returned to the Bears roster.

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The Chicago Bears quarterback depth chart is back at full strength. The team also added several depth players to the practice squad as part of Thursday’s roster moves. The Bears removed Andy Dalton from the Reserve/COVID-19 list. Dalton went on the Reserve/COVID-19 list last Friday, just before the Bears hosted the Minnesota Vikings on Monday Night Football.

Mario Edwards Jr.

The Bears announced more good news as DE Mario Edwards Jr. is off the Reserve/COVID-19 list as well. The Bears initially added Edwards Jr. to the Reserve/COVID-19 list on December 13. He spent the full 10-day minimum away from the team and will now rejoin them ahead of Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks.

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Ledarius Mack and Sam Kamara

The Chicago Bears also signed two linebackers to the practice squad. Ledarius Mack and Sam Kamara are back on the Bears’ practice squad after a tumultuous year of being activated and released.

Mack has only appeared in two games for the Bears so far in his career. He played 20 snaps on defense and 10 on special teams while only recording two assisted tackles.

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Sam Kamara has appeared in five games for the Bears this year and played in a total of 126 snaps. In 73 snaps on defense and 53 snaps on special teams, Kamara recorded five total tackles and one was an assisted tackle.


The Chicago Bears take on the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, Dec. 26 in the 3 o’clock time slot. They get Andy Dalton back from the COVID list and he will likely back up Justin Fields. Getting Mario Edwards Jr. back is also a big boost for a Chicago defense that has been ravaged by illness, injury, and COVID-19.

RELATED: Justin Fields is dealing with an ankle injury that limited him in Wednesday’s practice

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