Thursday, October 22, 2020

Golfer Adam Scott Positive for COVID-19

PGA golfer Adam Scott tested positive for COVID-19 this week and had to withdraw from The Zozo Championship at Sherwood.  He tested positive at an on-site facility near Sherwood Country Club.  Jim Herman will take his place in the tournament field as he was the first alternative.

In a statement Adam said, "While it’s difficult news to receive – as I really looked forward to playing this week – my focus now is on recovery for the final stretch of the fall,”

Adam Scott was one of the golfers who was hesitant to return to golf because of coronavirus and hasn't played in too many recent events.  As a previous Masters champion, he will have about three weeks to recover and be clean before The Masters starts. 

Adam Scott has been added to the PGA Golfer Positive List for COVID-19 and he is the 12th PGA golfer to test positive. Visit that link to see all PGA golfers that have tested positive to date.

Monday, October 19, 2020

Tracking the NFL's Week 7 COVID-19 Players

Here is the weekly post that will track the players that have been placed on the NFL's Reserve/COVID-19 list.  As players are placed on the list, this post will be updated with each addition.  Here are the players that have been added to the NFL's Reserve/COVID-19 list before the week 7 games:

  • October 19 - The Las Vegas Raiders have placed rookie cornerback Damon Arnette on the Reserve/COVID-19 list. He was already on the injured reserve due to thumb surgery and was the Raiders first round pick.
  • October 19 - The Carolina Panthers placed offensive lineman Michael Schofield on the Reserve/COVID-19 list. The Panthers are working remotely on Monday and Tuesday out of an abundance of caution.
  • October 21 - The Carolina Panthers placed kicker Joey Slye and offensive lineman Trent Scott on the Reserve/COVID-19 list.  It is believed they were placed on the list due to close contact with someone with COVID-19 and not a positive test.
  • October 21 - The Las Vegas Raiders placed offensive lineman Trent Brown on the Reserve/COVID-19 list.  The Raiders also sent home the rest of the starting offensive lineman as a precaution because of close contact with Trent Brown.
  • October 22 - The Las Vegas Raiders have placed safety Jonathan Abram and offensive lineman Kolton Miller, Denzelle Good, Rodney Hudson, and Gabe Jackson on the Reserve/COVID-19 list.  This was as a precaution as they were in close contact with Trent Brown.  The NFL has moved the Raiders vs. Buccaneers game from primetime to Sunday at 4:05 to allow for flexibility in case the game has to be moved.  They will still have a prime time game if that is the case.
  • October 23 - The New Orleans Saints have placed wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders on the Reserve/COVID-19 list.  Coach Sean Payton said that he was experiencing symptoms and was sent home to quarantine after practice on Thursday.  Sean Payton also said Sanders had a positive test and he knows where he got it outside of the facility.  Emmanuel Sanders will miss this week's game vs. the Carolina Panthers.
  • October 23 - The Carolina Panthers placed cornerback Rasul Douglas on the Reserve/COVID-19 list. He will miss Sunday's game vs. the New Orleans Saints.
  • October 23 - The New Orleans Saints later added cornerback Ken Crawley to the Reserve/COVID-19 list due to close contact with Emmanuel Sanders.  He will miss Sunday's game as well.
  • October 24 - The Buffalo Bills placed TE Dawson Knox on the Reserve/COVID-19 list after testing positive for coronavirus.  After reviewing contract tracing protocols, the Bills also placed tight ends Lee Smith, Tommy Sweeney and practice squad TE Nate Becker on the Reserve/COVID-19 list due to close contact.  None of the tight ends will play against the Jets on Sunday.
  • October 24 - The Chicago Bears placed cornerback Michael Joseph on the Reserve/COVID-19 list. He was previously on IR and hasn't been around the team. 
  • October 24 - The Jacksonville Jaguars have placed running back Chris Thompson on the Reserve/COVID-19 list and he will miss Sunday's game against the Chargers.


The players above 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.

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.

Golfer Dustin Johnson Positive for COVID-19

PGA golfer Dustin Johnson tested positive for COVID-19 this week and had to withdraw from The CJ Cup at Shadow Creek.  Dustin was experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and notified PGA Tour officials.  He was then administered a test which came back as positive for coronavirus.  J.T. Poston will take his place in the tournament field as he was the first alternative.

In a statement to ESPN, Dustin said, "Obviously, I am very disappointed. I was really looking forward to competing this week but will do everything I can to return as quickly as possible. I have already had a few calls with the tour's medical team and appreciate all the support and guidance they have given me."


Dustin should have plenty of time to recover for The Masters which is about a month away.  He is the highest profile golfer to test positive for coronavirus to date as he is currently ranked number 1 in the world. 

Dustin Johnson has been added to the PGA Golfer Positive List for COVID-19 and he is the 11th PGA golfer to test positive. Visit that link to see all PGA golfers that have tested positive to date.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

PGA Golfer Tony Finau Positive for COVID-19

PGA golfer Tony Finau tested positive today as part of the pre-tournament screening for the Shriners Hospital for Children Open and had to withdraw from the tournament. 

Tony Finau said on Twitter, "Earlier today, I received a positive result for Covid-19 under PGA TOUR on-site testing protocols and have begun a period of self-quarantine to protect others around me. I am feeling well, and am otherwise in good spirits.....I look forward to returning to action as soon as I am able, and I wish everyone at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open a great week ahead!"

The PGA also released a statement that said, "As part of the PGA TOUR’s pre-tournament screening process this week at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, PGA TOUR member Tony Finau tested positive for COVID-19 and has been withdrawn from the event.  Finau, who last competed at the U.S. Open, will have the PGA TOUR’s full support throughout his self-isolation period under CDC guidelines. First alternate Bronson Burgoon will replace Finau in the field."

Tony should have plenty of time to recover for The Masters which is about a month away.  He is the highest profile golfer to test positive for coronavirus to date and is the 10th PGA golfer to test positive. 

Tony Finau 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.

Saturday, October 3, 2020

Kansas City Chiefs Practice Squad QB Positive for COVID-19

Kansas City Chiefs practice squad quarterback Jordan Ta'amu has reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 and has been placed on the NFL's Reserve/COVID-19 list.  

The Kansas City Chiefs vs. New England Patriots game has already been postponed until at least Monday or Tuesday because New England quarterback Cam Newton has tested positive for coronavirus.  Jordan Ta'amu's positive test adds another wrinkle to the postponement as he was probably mimicking Cam Newton in practice this week and was in contact with other players.  It is somewhat ironic that he was pretending to be Cam Newton in practice and now they both have tested positive for COVID-19.

We will see if this positive test results in any more positive tests for the Kansas City Chiefs and what impact this will have to this week's game vs. the Patriots.


Jordan Ta'amu 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.

Patriots Cam Newton Positive For COVID-19

ESPN's Adam Schefter has reported that New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton has tested positive for COVID-19 and is out for Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

The New England Patriots released a statement which said, "Late last night, we received notice that a Patriots players tested positive for COVID-19. The player immediately entered self-quarantine. Several additional players, coaches and staff who have been in close contact with the player received point of care tests this morning and all were negative for COVID-19.

We are in close consultation with the NFL, as well as our team of independent doctors and specialists, and will follow their guidance regarding our scheduled trip to Kansas City and our game against the Chiefs. The health and safety of our team, as well as our opponent, are of highest priority"

If the game is played, backup quarterback Brian Hoyer will most likely make the start for the Patriots. 

Cam Newton has been added to the NFL Football Positive List for COVID-19 and is the first New England Patriot to be added to the list. Visit that link to see all NFL players that have tested positive or have been added to the Reserve/COVID-19 list to date.