Saturday, August 29, 2020

Falcons Add Steven Means to Reserve/COVID-19 List

Today the Atlanta Falcons placed defensive end Steven Means on the NFL's Reserve/COVID-19 list. This does not confirm a positive test, but players placed on the list either have tested positive for COVID-19 or have been quarantined after having been in close contact with an infected person or persons.

Steven Means is the first NFL player to be added to the list in the past few weeks and joins Jaguars tackle Ryan Pope as the only players on the Reserve/COVID-19 list.  Steven Means missed all of 2019 with an injury and played in eight games with the Falcons in 2018. 


Steven Means has 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.

Friday, August 21, 2020

Positive COVID-19 Test for a New York Mets Player

According to multiple sources, a New York Mets player as well as a staffer have tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday. The Mets were playing the Miami Marlins on Thursday and their game was postponed after the positive test.

The Mets were also set to host the New York Yankees for a series and so far their game tonight has been cancelled. Most of the team is traveling from Miami back to New York, besides the two that have tested positive and those identified through contact tracing.

The player who tested positive has not been identified yet. I will keep you updated if the name of the player who tested positive is revealed and if there are more positive tests for either team.

Here is the list of MLB players who have tested positive for coronavirus to date.

UPDATE - The Mets placed infielder  Andres Gimenez and catcher Tomas Nido on the injured list, so it is assumed that one of those players was the positive test.

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Nick Markakis Potentially Exposed to COVID-19

Atlanta Braves outfielder Nick Markakis was placed the injured list after he was "potentially exposed to COVID-19." Markakis tested negative for the virus, but the Braves wanted to be cautious by placing him on the injured list. There is no minimum amount of time that he needs to be on the injured list, so he can be reactivated if his tests continue to be negative.

Nick Markakis originally opted out of the season due to his concerns with coronavirus, but shortly after the season started, he decided to rejoin the Braves. Since his return, he has been one of the Braves' hottest hitters batting .353 in 12 games played.

This post will be updated with more information if there is any change in status with Nick Markakis and his COVID-19 tests.

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Positive COVID-19 Test for a Cincinnati Reds Player

According to multiple sources, a Cincinnati Reds player tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday.  The Reds played the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday and both teams were informed of the positive test after the game.  The player who tested positive has not been identified yet.

The weekend series between the Reds and the Pirates will most likely be postponed while they do more testing and contact tracing.  I will keep you updated if the name of the player who tested positive is revealed and if there are more positive tests for either team.

Here is the list of MLB players who have tested positive for coronavirus to date.

UPDATE - The Reds placed center fielder Nick Senzel on the injured list shortly after this without an explanation, so the assumption is that he was the player that tested positive, but it has not been confirmed by him or the team.

Friday, August 14, 2020

Saints' Deonte Hunter on COVID-19 List

Today the New Orleans Saints place WR/Kick Returner Deonte Hunter on the Reserve/COVID-19 list. This does not confirm a positive test, but players placed on the list either have tested positive for COVID-19 or have been quarantined after having been in close contact with an infected person or persons.

Deonte Hunter is an All-Pro Kick Returner and he will be able to rejoin the team after he is medically cleared and has had consecutive negative tests.


Deonte Hunter has 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.

Astros' Yordan Alvarez Confirms COVID-19

Houston Astros designated hitter Yordan Alvarez confirmed to reporters today that he tested positive for COVID-19.  He was placed on the injured list right before the start of camp in July and was activated off the list today.  Yordan said his symptoms were only headaches and his wife also tested positive and was asymptomatic while his daughter tested negative.

Yordan Alvarez was the 2019 MLB Rookie of the Year after batting hit .313 with 27 home runs and 78 RBIs in only 87 games last season.


Yordan Alvarez has been added to the MLB Baseball Positive List for COVID-19. Visit that link to see all MLB players that have tested positive to date.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Dolphins' Xavien Howard on Reserve/COVID-19

The Miami Dolphins placed cornerback Xavien Howard on the NFL's Reserve/COVID-19 list yesterday.  This means he either tested positive or came in close contact with someone that has tested positive.

Xavien Howard is a pro bowl cornerback who was tied for the NFL lead in interceptions in 2018.  Xavien started training camp on the physically unable to perform list while he rehabs a knee injury.  He joins the growing number of Miami Dolphins who have been placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list.  The Dolphins have had the most players added to the list to date.


Xavien Howard has 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

Chargers Coach Anthony Lynn Confirms COVID-19

Last night on HBO was the season premiere of Hard Knocks which features the Los Angeles Chargers.  Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn was addressing his team on a Zoom call and said, "This year is not like any year we've ever had in the National Football League.  I can't promise you you're not gonna get infected. I got infected."

This shocked his team and he had not told anybody previous to this episode airing.  Anthony Lynn is the third NFL coach to confirm a positive coronavirus test joining Saints coach Sean Payton and Eagles coach Doug Pederson. 

Anthony Lynn said he got tested after watching a PGA Tour event where a golfer withdrew due to body aches and a positive COVID-19 test.

"I said, ‘S---, my body kinda feels like that. If I hadn’t been watching that golf event and saw that golfer complain about back aches and soreness, I never would’ve even gotten tested and I would’ve had this and never even known it and, s---, probably would’ve got people infected."


Anthony Lynn has 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.

Monday, August 10, 2020

Titans' LB Josh Smith Placed on COVID-19 List

Tennessee Titans outside linebacker Josh Smith was placed on the NFL's Reserve/COVID-19 list today.  This means he either tested positive or came in close contact with someone that has tested positive.

Josh Smith was on the Titans practice squad last year and signed a futures contract with the Titans in January 2020.

Josh Smith has 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.

Recent NFL Players Added to COVID-19 List

Here are the most recent additions to the NFL's Reserve/COVID-19 list.  These players are players who either test positive for COVID-19 or who have been quarantined after having been in close contact with an infected person or persons.

Atlanta Falcons
Chris Cooper S

Las Vegas Raiders
Maxx Crosby DE
Rod Smith RB

Miami Dolphins
Raekwon Davis DL
Davon Godchaux DT
Brandon Jones S
Solomon Kindley OG
Shaq Lawson DE
Kirk Merritt WR

Minnesota Vikings
Armon Watts DT

New Orleans Saints
Zach Wood LS
Kaden Elliss LB

New York Giants
Josiah Tauaefa LB

New York Jets
James Burgess LB

Seattle Seahawks
John Ursua WR

Tennessee Titans
Jack Crawford DL


Many of these players were already activated from the Reserve/COVID-19 list such as Zach Wood, Kaden Elliss, and all of the Miami Dolphins.  This may mean they were put on the list as a precaution rather than a positive test.


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.

Friday, August 7, 2020

St. Louis Cardinals With COVID-19

The St. Louis Cardinals are the latest MLB team with a COVID-19 outbreak and there are currently nine players and seven coaches that have tested positive for coronavirus.  They are being tested daily and the number of positive tests has been increasing daily.  The Marlins were the first MLB baseball team with a major outbreak causing a lot of game cancellations, and now the Cardinals are in the same situation.

The nine St. Louis Cardinals players that have tested positive have been confirmed by multiple media sources and are listed below:
  • Austin Dean OF
  • Paul DeJong SS
  • Ryan Helsley P
  • Junior Fernandez P
  • Carlos Martinez P
  • Yadier Molina C
  • Rangel Ravelo IF
  • Edmundo Sosa IF
  • Kodi Whitley P

The Cardinals' latest series vs. the Chicago Cubs has been postponed and we will see if any additional games are postponed due to more positive tests. There were rumors that St. Louis Cardinals players were at a casino before the outbreak, but up until now, that has not been confirmed. 

The players above have been added to the MLB Baseball Positive List for COVID-19. Visit that link to see all MLB players that have tested positive to date.

UPDATE - Lane Thomas OF also tested positive and is the 10th St. Louis Cardinal to recently test positive for COVID-19. (Link)

Branden Grace Eighth PGA Golfer With COVID-19

Last week at the Barracuda Championship, PGA golfer Branden Grace had to withdraw after the second round of the tournament due to a positive COVID-19 test.  Branden was actually in a tie for 2nd place when he was forced to withdraw before the 3rd round.  

Branden Grace was also unable to participate in this weeks major, the PGA Championship, due to his positive coronavirus test. He has finished in the top-five twice in the past five PGA Championships.

Tough break for a player having to withdraw mid-round of a tournament they were in contention to win.  Also a tough break in having to miss a major golf tournament in which he has had past success. After his 10-day isolation period, he should be able to rejoin the competition soon.

Branden Grace is the eighth PGA golfer to test positive for COVID-19 and has been added to the PGA Golfer Positive List for COVID-19. Visit that link to see all PGA golfers that have tested positive to date.

Orlando Magic's Mo Bamba Confirms COVID-19

Orlando Magic center Mo Bamba revealed to The Athletic that he had coronavirus in June.  He said he lost his sense of smell and taste, was fatigued and it caused muscle soreness.

Since the return of the NBA season, Mo Bamba has played limited minutes for the Orlando Magic and he says COVID-19 had an impact on his conditioning.

Mo Bamba has been added to the NBA Basketball Positive List for COVID-19. Visit that link to see all NBA players that have tested positive to date.


UPDATE - Mo Bamba left the Orlando Magic before the start of the playoffs to undergo a post-coronavirus evaluation and will miss the playoffs.  The team released a statement saying, "On the advice of the Magic’s human performance staff and team physicians, Orlando Magic center Mo Bamba has left the NBA campus for a comprehensive post-Coronavirus evaluation"

Monday, August 3, 2020

NFL Weekend Additions to COVID-19 List

Below is a list of NFL players who were added to the Reserve/COVID-19 List in the past few days.  They are broken down by team and players added to the list are players who either tests positive for COVID-19 or who have been quarantined after having been in close contact with an infected person or persons.  It does not confirm a positive test as teams cannot provide that information.

The most notable are starting QB's Matthew Stafford and Gardner Minshew.  Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Peterson was also placed on the list this weekend due to a positive coronavirus test.

Here are the players added to the Reserve/COVID-19 List over the weekend:

Atlanta Falcons
Tyeler Davison DT 
Danny Etling QB
Foye Oluokun LB

Dallas Cowboys
Savion Smith CB

Detroit Lions
Matthew Stafford QB

Jacksonville Jaguars
Ryquell Armstead RB
Charles Jones TE (Reactivated)Gardner Minshew QB
Michael Walker WR 
Andrew Wingard S

Miami Dolphins
Jerome Baker LB 
Ereck Flowers OG
Zach Sieler DT

Pittsburgh Steelers
Jaylen Samuels RB
James Washington WR

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Raymond Calais RB
Aca'Cedric Ware RB


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.

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Eagles Coach Doug Pederson Positive for COVID-19

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson has tested positive for coronavirus according to ESPN Eagles beat reporter Tim McManus.  He is asymptomatic and feeling fine and it is believed he contracted COVID-19 outside the team's training facility.

Doug Pederson is the second head coach to test positive for coronavirus joining New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton who tested positive in the offseason.

Doug Peterson has been added to the NFL Positive List for COVID-19.