Thursday, October 15, 2020

The Latest NFL COVID-19 Cases

There have been some recent NFL COVID-19 cases as well as some players being added to the NFL's Reserve/COVID-19 list.  Below are the details of the cases from the last week or so and the impact it has had on the NFL's schedule:

  • October 6th - The Las Vegas Raiders placed defensive tackle Maurice Hurst on the Reserve/COVID-19. He was later confirmed to have tested positive.
  • October 6th - New England Patriots practice squad defensive tackle Bill Murray was added to the Reserve/COVID-19 list.  This came a few days after the Patriots placed quarterback Cam Newton on the list for a positive COVID-19 test.
  • October 7th - New England Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore tested positive for COVID-19 and was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list. He released a statement saying he was asymptomatic.  The Patriots had to cancel practices and their week 5 game had to be postponed.
  • October 10th - The Chicago Bears placed practice squad offensive lineman Badara Traore on the Reserve/COVID-19 list and they had to modify their practice schedule.
  • October 11th - New England Patriots placed starting defensive tackle Byron Cowart on the NFL's Reserve/COVID-19 list after a positive test.  This was another reason their week 5 game was postponed. 
  • October 13th - The Kansas City Chiefs placed fullback Anthony Sherman on the Reserve/COVID-19 list for being in contact with somebody who has tested positive.  This comes 10 days after practice squad quarterback Jordan Ta'amu tested positive for COVID-19 and was placed on the list.
  • October 13th - The Atlanta Falcons placed defensive tackle Marlon Davidson on the Reserve/COVID-19 list after a positive test. This caused Atlanta to cancel some practices and put the Carolina Panthers on alert as they played against Marlon Davidson and the Falcons a few days before his positive test.
  • October 16th - The Carolina Panthers placed offensive lineman Tyler Larsen on the Reserve/COVID-19 list. He played 5 special teams snaps vs. the Falcons last weekend, but there is no evidence at the moment that this was related to the Falcons and their positive test.
  • October 16 - The New England Patriots placed offensive lineman James Ferentz on the  Reserve/COVID-19 list.  So far, the league hasn't made any adjustments to the schedule for week 6.
  • October 16 - The Philadelphia Eagles placed starting offensive lineman Matt Pryor on the Reserve/COVID-19 list.  He did not test positive, but came in close contact of somebody that did outside of the building and will miss the Eagles week 6 game because of this.
  • October 17 - The New England Patriots added 3 more players to the NFL's Reserve/COVID-19 list - running back Sony Michel, offensive lineman Shaq Mason, and defensive end Derek Rivers.  Despite these and other positive tests earlier this week, their game against the Broncos is still expected to be played.
  • October 17 - The Atlanta Falcons placed defensive end John Cominsky on the Reserve /COVID-19 list.  Their game against the Minnesota Vikings is still expected to be played.
  • October 17 - The Jacksonville Jaguars placed 12 of their 16 practice squad players on the Reserve/COVID-19 list. Defensive end Josh Mauro was also placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list.
  • October 17 - The Baltimore Ravens placed defensive tackle Brandon Williams on the Reserve/COVID-19 list and he will miss the game against the Philadelphia Eagles. 

All of these players have been added to the NFL Football Positive List for COVID-19. Visit that link to see all NFL players that have tested positive or have been added to the Reserve/COVID-19 list to date.

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