NFL COVID-19 tracker, Week 17: Carson Wentz, Matt Judon, Mike Evans amongst greater than 200 gamers on COVID checklist

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The continued COVID-19 pandemic continues to plague the NFL. As of Monday evening, 521 gamers had been positioned on the reserve/COVID-19 checklist in December alone, in response to NFL Community’s Tom Pelissero. That is practically one in 4 energetic gamers.

Even worse is that 476 of these have come since Dec. 13. (For context, 428 gamers went on COVID reserve all of final season, Sept. 1 to Tremendous Bowl LV). Many high-profile gamers have missed video games this season after testing constructive for the virus, and extra gamers will undoubtedly miss time in the course of the ultimate two weeks of the 2021 common season.

A file 106 gamers have been positioned on the COVID checklist Monday, with a number of groups getting hit exhausting. The Jaguars added probably the most gamers (10), the Raiders misplaced all three beginning linebackers, and the Chargers went down 4 defensive backs and already dominated out three starters for Week 17 versus the Broncos. Different massive names added to the checklist embody the Buccaneers’ Mike Evans, the Titans’ Julio Jones and Bud Dupree, the Panthers’ Brian Burns and Shaq Thompson, and the Patriots’ Matt Judon.

Nevertheless, none of these strikes have been as vital because the Colts putting quarterback Carson Wentz on COVID reserve Tuesday, placing his standing unsure for Indy’s showdown with the Raiders on Sunday. The opposite massive information from Tuesday is that Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians examined constructive for COVID-19 and has been isolating at house, per the group. Assistant head coach Harold Goodwin is taking up head teaching duties in his absence.

(Be aware: On Tuesday, the NFL adopted new COVID protocols that cut back the mandated quarantine for constructive gamers from 10 to 5 days, with no “take a look at out” required if gamers are asymptomatic. This is applicable to each vaccinated and unvaccinated gamers.)

Here is an up to date take a look at every group’s present COVID-19 scenario as we head into Week 17, particularly which gamers are on COVID reserve: 

(Be aware: This checklist doesn’t embody gamers on observe squad or injured reserve.)


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