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Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy to miss start of rookie minicamp after COVID-19 close contact

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LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy will not be physically present at the first day of the team's rookie minicamp Friday due to a close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, according to a team spokesperson.

Nagy will lead all virtual meetings with the rookies and view practice from a remote location, but the third-year coach will not be at the team facility.

The Bears hope Nagy will return to in-person duties in short order when it is deemed safe to do so.

After the three-day rookie minicamp, the Bears begin Phase 2 of their voluntary offseason program on Monday.