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Bears' Matt Nagy Won't Coach Halloween Game Vs. 49ers Due to COVID-19

Bears head coach Matt Nagy will miss Sunday's Halloween matchup against the 49ers after testing positive for COVID-19 on Monday, the franchise announced Saturday

He will remain in quarantine and in NFL's COVID-19 protocols. 

Special teams coordinator Chris Tabor, who is in his 14th season as an NFL assistant, will take over head-coaching duties after running practice this week. He was asked on Thursday about the possibility of assuming Nagy's duties this weekend. 

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"If that comes to fruition, I'll be honest with you, I run a team meeting every day, and I know in the special teams world, it is a team meeting," Tabor said. "I deal with every player on this football team, from the quarterbacks to the defensive linemen to the offensive linemen. I meet with them every [day]. To me, that's no different. Meeting and leading guys, that's not a big deal."

Tabor also expressed his confidence in handling game situations, like fourth-down decisions.

"If that ever came up, you've always been preparing yourself your whole life to do that," Tabor said. "I've watched a lot of football games and have thought about those types of things, so if it ever did come up, put yourself in a good position to help the team."

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