The Dallas Cowboys put second-year linebacker Francis Bernard, who is a second-year player, on the reserve/COVID-19 roster. His status for Week 17 has been changed.
Bernard was active in nine games this season. He is primarily used for special teams.
Bernard has been placed on the COVID-19 reserve list. He also has a groin injury. Dallas might need to find a temporary replacement as his status is not known for the final two regular season games.
According to ESPN’s Todd Archer the Cowboys “are looking at” Devante Bond, a veteran linebacker.
According to a source, “With Francis Bernard on reserve/COVID-19 and also suffering from a groin injury,” the Cowboys are considering LB Devante Bond. Archer stated that he played for Tampa Bay, Chicago and would be a good fit for a special team’s role.
With Francis Bernard on the reserve/COVID-19 list and also dealing with a groin injury, the Cowboys are looking at LB Devante Bond, according to a source. He played for Tampa Bay and Chicago and would fill a special teams' role.
— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) December 28, 2021
Bond, a former sixth round pick from Oklahoma, began his career with Tampa Bay Buccaneers. After his time with the Buccaneers ended, Bond signed a deal to the Chicago Bears.
Bond has had 39 tackles and two touchdowns in his NFL career. Bond will fill the role of special teams coordinator for the Cowboys if he signs with them.