It's been a forgetful second season in the Windy City for former All-Pro tight end Jimmy Graham, registering just one reception for 11 yards on three targets. He's appeared in all six of the Chicago Bears' games to this point though, but that streak will end on Sunday, as the 34-year-old was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Friday.
Coach Nagy announced that Jimmy Graham has been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list.— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) October 22, 2021
Graham signed a two-year, $16 million contract with Chicago in March 2020 and, though he has only appeared as a shell of his former self while with the Bears, he did have a semi-productive season last year.
Since the 2016 campaign, Graham has played in 86 consecutive regular season games and in 2020, he posted 50 receptions for 456 yards on 76 targets. His eight touchdown receptions last season were his most since he grabbed 10 scores during his last Pro Bowl season in 2017, while his catch percentage of 65.8% a year ago was high highest since 2016.
The former New Orleans Saints third-round pick has a pair of seasons with at least 1,000 receiving yards in his career, and posted a league-leading 16 touchdown catches in 2013, when he was named first-team All-Pro.
The Bears (3-3) will have a tough assignment in week seven, as they face the defending Super Bowl-champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers at 4:25 p.m. ET on Sunday.