Damien Williams, RB (CHI)

Tests positive for COVID-19

Williams was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday due to a positive test for the virus, Doug Kyed of Pro Football Focus reports.

One day removed from being limited in practice by foot and knee injuries, Williams now may be trending toward an absence Sunday against the Packers. If he's vaccinated, he'll have to test negative twice 24 hours apart to be cleared to return to the active roster. With David Montgomery (knee) on injured reserve, the Bears could be down to rookie sixth-rounder Khalil Herbert and Ryan Nall (ankle) this weekend.

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Justin Fields

Justin Fields

QB | CHI

Availability for Week 14 uncertain

Coach Matt Nagy said Monday that a decision about the availability of Fields (ribs) for Week 14 will be an "ongoing discussion," Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

David Montgomery

David Montgomery

RB | CHI

Offensive centerpiece

Montgomery rushed 21 times for 91 yards and a touchdown while posting eight receptions for 51 yards in the Bears' 33-22 loss to the Cardinals on Sunday.

Jakeem Grant Sr.

Jakeem Grant Sr.

WR | CHI

Could have role in three-wide sets

Grant may be in line to have a regular role in three-receiver sets Sunday against the Cardinals with Allen Robinson (hamstring) listed as doubtful for the contest and with Marquise Goodwin (foot/ribs) ruled out, Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Damiere Byrd

Damiere Byrd

WR | CHI

Enhanced role awaits

Byrd is expected to fill a starting role at receiver alongside Darnell Mooney with Allen Robinson (hamstring) listed as doubtful and Marquise Goodwin (foot/ribs) listed as out for Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.