Chicago Bears place veteran tight end on COVID-19 list

The Chicago Bears placed veteran tight end Jimmy Graham on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Friday.

In his second season with the Bears, the five-time Pro Bowl selection has just one catch for 11 yards. He joins running back Damien Williams and linebacker Robert Quinn on the COVID list.

Williams missed last week’s loss to Green Bay, and Quinn — second on the team to Khalil Mack with 5 1/2 sacks — was placed on the list on Tuesday.

Jimmy Graham of the Chicago Bears is seen on the sidelines during a preseason game against the Miami Dolphins at Soldier Field on August 14, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Mack (foot), defensive tackle Akiem Hicks (groin) and receiver Allen Robinson (ankle) practiced Friday on a limited basis. All three were listed as questionable for Sunday, when the Bears (3-3) visit Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Chicago ruled out safety Tashaun Gipson Sr. (hip).