The Bears could be without one of their top pass rushers in their showdown with the Buccaneers on Sunday. The team placed defensive end Robert Quinn on the Reserve/COVID-19 list today, according to ESPN’s Field Yates (via Twitter).
Quinn came to the Bears in 2020 via free agency, inking a five-year, $70MM deal to help revamp their pass rush. He was the comeback kid in 2019, notching 11.5 sacks for the Cowboys. It was a throwback to his stellar work with the Rams, which included a Pro Bowl appearance in 2014.
Last year, Quinn totaled just two sacks while playing mostly from the right outside linebacker spot. This year it’s a different story — he’s got 5.5 sacks and a forced fumble through six games.
This isn’t great timing for the Bears, as Jeremiah Attaochu recently suffered a torn pectoral muscle and is slated to be shut down for the season. Beyond the eighth-year edge rusher, the Bears have 2020 fifth-round pick Trevis Gipson as a rotational edge presence.
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