Three dozen NFL players tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday. The list is growing on Tuesday.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports “results still are being finalized but more than 25 additional positives are expected (Tuesday), per source.”
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports “The #Browns are now in enhanced COVID-19 protocols, placing G Drew Forbes, TE Austin Hooper, WR Jarvis Landry, DE Takkarist McKinley, G Wyatt Teller and T Jedrick Wills on the list. No QB Baker Mayfield as of now. As of now: Five active players, two practice squad players, one player on IR.”
Schefter reports the “Browns are on a short week with a Saturday game vs. Raiders. They also now have entered the NFL’s league-enhanced protocols, with all meetings being held virtually.”
NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reports “The #Browns-#Raiders game remains on as scheduled Saturday, I’m told.”
On top of that, USA Today’s Josina Anderson reports “I’m told #Rams WR Odell Beckham Jr. has tested positive for COVID19, per league source.”
In October, when Beckham was sent home from Browns practice with COVID symptoms, the wide receiver said, “I don’t think COVID can get to me. I don’t think it’s going to enter this body. I don’t want no parts of it, it don’t want no parts of me. It’s a mutual respect.” So much for that.
And Beckham’s not alone. Schefter reports “Now due to COVID, the Rams have closed their training facility and have entered the NFL’s intensive protocols.”
Pro Football Talk reports “The Rams were without cornerback Jalen Ramsey, tight end Tyler Higbee, running back Darrell Henderson, right tackle Rob Havenstein, and cornerback Dont’e Deayon in Monday night’s win over the Cardinals. … (Head coach Sean McVay) suggested that there may be more additions to the reserve list this week.”
Rapoport reports “#Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey, on IR and out for the season, tested positive for COVID-19, source said. Another NFL big name.”
NFL.com reports “Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid said defensive lineman Chris Jones will be placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list. With Kansas City playing the Chargers on Thursday, Jones’ availability for Week 15 is now in doubt.”
Story by Mike Rosenstein, nj.com