NFL COVID-19 tracker, Week 18: Dallas Goedert, Jaire Alexander amongst greater than 110 gamers on COVID record


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The continued COVID-19 pandemic continues to interrupt the NFL season. There have been 521 gamers positioned on the reserve/COVID-19 record from Dec. 1-27, in line with NFL Community’s Tom Pelissero, and 476 of these got here on or after Dec. 13. (For context, 428 gamers went on COVID reserve all of final season, Sept. 1 to Tremendous Bowl LV).

However because the NFL and NFLPA adopted new COVID protocols on Dec. 28 — decreasing the mandated quarantine for optimistic gamers from 10 to 5 days — the variety of gamers on COVID reserve has been declining, going from greater than 230 final week to fewer than 120 as of Tuesday night.

That is to not say each staff will keep away from COVID disruptions because the NFL enters the ultimate week of the common season after which gears up for the playoffs. On Monday, a number of Eagles starters have been amongst 12 gamers positioned on the reserve/COVID-19 record. On Tuesday, the Bengals added 4 gamers, together with Professional Bowl edge rusher Trey Hendrickson. However underneath the brand new guidelines, all of those gamers will have the ability to return for his or her staff’s recreation this weekend (if wholesome). 

This is an up to date have a look at every staff’s present COVID-19 scenario as we head into Week 18, particularly which gamers are on COVID reserve:

(Observe: This record doesn’t embody gamers on observe squad or injured reserve.)



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