All eyes are on rookie Khalil Herbert after Bears place running back Damien Williams on reserve/COVID-19 list

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CHICAGO — On the first handoff he took from quarterback Justin Fields last Sunday, Khalil Herbert broke to his left, darted around a big Jason Peters block and kept charging forward even as a Las Vegas Raiders defender tried to pull him down by his leg. The 11-yard run started the type of day the rookie dreamed about when the Chicago Bears drafted him in the sixth round in May. Despite joining a crowded running backs room that included David Montgomery, Damien Williams and Tarik Cohen, Herbert told himself to work as if he would be needed at some point this season. When he got his opportunity …

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