Saubert agreed to join the Jaguars' practice squad Sunday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. Saubert was let go by the Bears on Wednesday to make room on the 53-man roster, but he didn't have to wait long to find a new team. The 26-year-old caught just two passes for 21 yards across two appearances for the Bears in 2019.
Saubert was waived by Chicago on Wednesday, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports. Saubert was one of five tight ends to originally make the 53-man roster, but he was inactive in Week 1 and is now getting waived by the Bears. Kicker Cairo Santos is taking the roster spot vacated by Saubert.
Saubert (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game in Detroit. One of five tight ends the Bears kept on the 53-man roster to begin the season, Saubert's status as a healthy inactive confirms he's the No. 5 option on the depth chart. Even if he moves up in the pecking order as the season unfolds, Saubert will likely be limited mostly to a blocking role.
Saubert was cleared from the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday. It appears Saubert never tested positive for COVID-19, but was rather potentially exposed to it. Now that he's been cleared, he'll enter camp looking to make an impression, as the Bears are already relatively deep at tight end.
The Bears placed Saubert (illness) on the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports. The transaction indicates that Saubert has either tested positive for COVID-19 or is quarantining after coming into close contact with someone who has. He's fighting for a roster spot in Chicago's overflowing tight-end room.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|7||10/25||@Los Angeles Chargers||25||9.80|
|10||11/15||@Green Bay Packers||14||6.20|
|3 Year Avg||4||2||23||0||1||11.50||2|