Chicago Bears Coach Matt Nagy said he has tested positive for COVID-19. Jason Behnken/Associated Press

LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Chicago Bears Coach Matt Nagy says he has tested positive for COVID-19.

Nagy, who is vaccinated, announced the result during a Zoom call Monday minutes after his usual in-person session was switched.

“I feel pretty good,” he said from his car.

Special teams coordinator Chris Tabor will run meetings that Nagy can’t conduct virtually.

League rules say vaccinated individuals who are asymptomatic can return to the practice facility once they have two consecutive negative PCR tests taken at least 24 hours apart. If they are symptomatic, they need two negative tests taken at least 24 hours apart and must be symptom-free for 48 hours.

The Bears had four players on the COVID-19 list as of Monday morning, including star linebacker Robert Quinn and veteran tight end Jimmy Graham. Linebacker Caleb Johnson and right tackle Elijah Wilkinson were added to it hours before Sunday’s blowout loss at Tampa Bay. Running back Damien Williams was removed from the list on Saturday.


BROWNS: QB Baker Mayfield isn’t healthy enough to practice, and he may not be much closer to playing either.

Mayfield sat out Monday’s workout because of a troubling shoulder injury and there are early signs pointing to Mayfield missing this week’s home game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Mayfield’s dealing with a torn labrum and fracture in his nonthrowing shoulder and was inactive Thursday night, when the Browns started backup QB Case Keenum and beat the Denver Broncos.

Browns Coach Kevin Stefanski didn’t provide much of an update on Mayfield’s condition or status other than to say “he’s feeling better” after sitting Thursday and following a long weekend to rest.

Stefanski would not comment on if the Browns are considering a move to injured reserve for Mayfield. If he’s placed on IR, Mayfield would have to miss at least three games.

JETS: Rookie QB Zach Wilson has a sprained posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and will be sidelined 2 to 4 weeks, Coach Robert Saleh confirmed after Wilson had an MRI.


Wilson was injured in the second quarter of New York’s 54-13 loss to New England on Sunday when he was hit by Patriots linebacker Matt Judon, who fell on the back of the quarterback’s legs after he threw an incomplete pass.

Wilson and the team said after the game the initial diagnosis was a sprained PCL, which was the best-case scenario for the hobbled quarterback as he avoided a more serious, potentially season-ending injury. Saleh said the Jets will gather more information during the week before deciding whether to place Wilson on injured reserve to see if he can return after two weeks or if he’ll be sidelined longer.

The injury will keep Wilson out for at least the Jets’ game next Sunday at home against Cincinnati and their Thursday night game at Indianapolis on Nov. 4. New York is then home against Buffalo on Nov. 14 and Miami on Nov. 21.

• The Jets added a veteran quarterback, getting Joe Flacco from the Eagles for a conditional sixth-round pick, according to a team source.

Flacco, 36, started four games for the Jets last year after Sam Darnold went down.

He had not appeared in a game for Philadelphia this year.


PACKERS: The Green Bay Packers likely will have to face the unbeaten Arizona Cardinals without 2020 All-Pro receiver Davante Adams and defensive coordinator Joe Barry.

General Manager Brian Gutekunst announced the team placed Adams on the reserve/COVID-19 list. That announcement came just over an hour after Coach Matt LaFleur confirmed Barry had tested positive.

LaFleur said that Barry is fully vaccinated and therefore possibly could join the Packers (6-1) for Thursday night’s game if he tested negative Tuesday and Wednesday.

“But I’m not going to hold my breath on that,” LaFleur said.

LaFleur spoke to reporters before the announcement regarding Adams, who is tied for second in the NFL in catches (73) and is third in yards receiving (744). He did say there were “potentially some other issues with staff.”

The reserve/COVID-19 list is for players who either test positive or have close contact with someone who’s infected.


TRADE: The injury-riddled Denver Broncos acquired inside linebacker Kenny Young from the Los Angeles Rams, four days after they were gouged by third-string Cleveland running back De’Ernest Johnson.

The teams also exchanged 2024 late-round draft picks with the Rams (6-1) receiving a sixth-round selection and the Broncos (3-4) getting back a seventh-rounder.

Young is in the final year of his rookie contract that’s paying him $2.183 million this year, and his departure means more playing time for third-round rookie Ernest Jones from South Carolina, who’s only played 45 defensive snaps so far.

Still, the Rams are getting a minimal return for a key defensive playmaker. Young has started all seven games, a career high, and ranked second on the Rams roster with 46 tackles, including a team-leading six tackles for loss in his breakthrough fourth NFL season.

The Broncos, losers of four straight, have been hit hard at inside linebacker with both starters, Josey Jewell and Alexander Johnson, done for the season with torn chest muscles.

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