The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the NFL. Several high-profile players have missed games this season after testing positive for the virus, and more players will undoubtedly miss time during the final month of the 2021 regular season.
On Tuesday, a day after nearly 40 players landed on COVID/reserve, the Browns placed eight players on their COVID-19 list ahead of their Week 15 game against the Raiders, then added a handful more — including quarterback Baker Mayfield — on Wednesday. The Rams, less than 24 hours after beating the Cardinals, closed their training facility due to several positive tests, with Odell Beckham Jr. and Jalen Ramsey among those sidelined.
On Thursday, three star wide receivers went on the COVID list as the Dolphins added emerging rookie Jaylen Waddle. The Seahawks added Tyler Lockett, who is Russell Wilson’s top target, while the Bears added No. 1 wideout Allen Robinson and four others.
On Friday, Washington added quarterback Taylor Heinicke to the list, putting street free agent Garrett Gilbert in line to potentially start for the Football Team on Sunday against the Eagles. Meanwhile, Miami activated running backs Myles Gaskin and Salvon Ahmed, giving them a chance to play on Sunday pending how they look in practice. And the Browns added defensive end Jadeveon Clowney to their growing list.
Here’s an updated look at each team’s current COVID-19 situation, specifically which players are on COVID reserve:
(NOTE: This list does not include players on practice squad or injured reserve.)
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