The continuing COVID-19 pandemic continues to plague the NFL. Because the begin of final week, 213 gamers have examined optimistic for COVID-19, in keeping with NFL Community’s Tom Pelissero. That is virtually 10% of the league.
Dozens of high-profile gamers have missed video games this season after testing optimistic for the virus, and extra gamers will undoubtedly miss time in the course of the closing three weeks of the 2021 common season.
Fifty-one gamers have been positioned on the reserve/COVID-19 record Monday, together with three starters from the Chiefs (TE Travis Kelce, Okay Harrison Butker, CB Charvarius Ward) and 7 Chargers gamers, together with C Corey Linsley and DE Joey Bosa. There’s additionally an opportunity that the Lions may very well be with out quarterback Jared Goff, who went on COVID reserve after tossing three touchdowns in a large upset win over the Cardinals final Sunday.
On Tuesday, 21 gamers have been added to COVID reserve due to optimistic exams, per Pelissero. The Chiefs are the newest crew to have an outbreak, as seven extra gamers have been added to the COVID record, together with starters Tyreek Hill, Nick Bolton, Rashad Fenton and Lucas Niang. That brings the whole to 13 forward of Kansas Metropolis’s house showdown with the Steelers on Sunday. The Payments will even reportedly be with out one among their offensive weapons for a monumental AFC East showdown with the Patriots. Cole Beasley went on the COVID record and is unvaccinated, per Pelissero, which means he has to isolate for 10 days.
Here is an up to date have a look at every crew’s present COVID-19 state of affairs as we head into Week 16, particularly which gamers are on COVID reserve:
(NOTE: This record doesn’t embody gamers on apply squad or injured reserve.)