Bears activate star safety Eddie Jackson from COVID-19 reserve list

Jackson was deemed a close contact to someone who tested positive for the virus.
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By 670 The Score

(670 The Score) The Bears activated star safety Eddie Jackson from the COVID-19 reserve list Friday morning.

Jackson was deemed a close contact to an individual outside the organization who tested positive for the virus. He was never exposed to the Bears during the time he was considered a close contact and has since been cleared.

Jackson is now eligible to play when the Bears (5-5) visit the Packers (7-3) on Sunday night at Lambeau Field. A two-time Pro Bowler, Jackson has 58 tackles this season.

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