Bears RB Damien Williams placed on COVID-19 list – The Athletic

Chicago Bears running back Damien Williams has been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list, further depleting the team’s backfield.

Already without starter David Montgomery, who is on injured reserve with a knee injury, the Bears could be without Williams as well on Sunday when they host the Packers. Vaccinated players need to be asymptomatic and test negative twice at least 24 hours apart to be removed from the COVID-19 list.

Khalil Herbert assumes the role as likely starter for the Bears. A sixth-round rookie out of Virginia Tech, Herbert had 75 yards on 18 carries in last week’s win 20-9 road win against the Raiders.

The only other running back on the Bears’ 53-man roster is Ryan Nall, a third-year player who has three career snaps and no carries.

This story will be updated.

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