Not only was defenseman John Atkins selected for the 2020 season due to COVID-19 concerns, but five Detroit players were placed on the NFL’s reserve / COVID-19 list a day after the preliminary test: wide receiver Kenny Goloday, Tight end TJ Hokenson, safety Jalan Elliott, cornerback Amani Oruwariye, and Punch Aryan Sipos.
Those placed on the reserve list did not necessarily test positive for the virus. Players are placed in this list if they test positive or They have been in close contact with an infected person.
At this point, it is unclear how long a player must remain on the reserve list, but apparently, the player must clear several COVID-19 tests before entering the team facility. As it stands, the earliest a player can enter is after passing three rounds of testing this Saturday.
Chris Burke of The Athletic breaks down what lies ahead for these five players:
Apparently, Golade and Hockenson are big names, the Lions may be ready to lose at the start of this season, but it is unclear at this point where their health stands, and training players will start if they are ready in time. Will be done or even 1 week of regular week. weather. The start of the regular season is still over six weeks.
Full league-wide COVID-19 reserve list additions:
Former Sher Logan Thomas added to today’s list by Washington was:
Washington Te Logan Thomas was placed on the Reserve / COVID-19 list today. This does not mean that he has contracted the virus.
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