Odell Beckham Jr. tests positive for COVID-19, Rams shut down team facilities amid outbreak


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The entire NFL is dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak, as the league had its all-time worst day for positive tests on Monday. Some teams have it worse than others, and one club that is reportedly dealing with multiple positive tests is the Los Angeles Rams.

One day after the Rams defeated the Arizona Cardinals on “Monday Night Football,” CBS Sports NFL Insider Josina Anderson reported that star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. tested positive for COVID-19. Rams coach Sean McVay told reporters on Tuesday that the Rams also closed their training facility, as they have entered the NFL’s intensive protocols. 

The Rams placed nine players on the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday: Beckham Jr., defensive back Terrell Burgess, tight end Brycen Hopkins, defensive back Juju Hughes, tackle Alaric Jackson, nose tackle Sebastian Joseph-Day (injured reserve), defensive back Jordan Fuller, defensive back Tyler Hall (practice squad), and defensive end Jonah Williams (practice squad). Tight end Tyler Higbee was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list as a result of a false positive test, per McVay.

McVay told reporters that, “there’s going to be more people that are affected by this,” according to Greg Beacham of the Associated Press. The Rams were down five starters this past week due to COVID-19, including cornerback Jalen Ramsey and running back Darrell Henderson. L.A. plays the Seahawks this Sunday at home. 

Another team dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak is the Cleveland Browns, as they added eight players to the reserve/COVID-19 list on Tuesday. They entered the NFL’s enhanced COVID-19 protocols as well, moving all meetings to virtual settings and requiring all personnel to wear masks indoors.



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