Monday saw a new record number of players placed on the COVID-19 list.
NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported 106 players were placed on various teams’ reserve/COVID-19 lists.
The breakdown of players placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list is as follows: 74 active-roster players were placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list and 22 went on the practice squad COVID-19 list. Ten additional players landed on the list over the weekend due to positive tests, but were not officially registered until Monday’s transaction wire.
Notable players to be placed on COVID lists included: Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans, who has also been dealing with a hamstring injury, Patriots pass rusher Matt Judon, Titans wide receiver Julio Jones, Ravens safety Tony Jefferson, Texans running back David Johnson Panthers defenders Shaq Thompson and Brian Burns and Colts offensive tackle Braden Smith .
Per league data, 165 players were placed on the list during the week of Dec. 13-18 and 205 players were put on the list the week of Dec. 20-25. Per NFL Research, the total number of players placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list is 521 in December, including 476 since Dec. 13.
Updated COVID-19 protocols state that fully vaccinated, asymptomatic players can go off the COVID-19 list provided they produce two negative tests within 24 hours.
Dolphins wide receiver Jaylen Waddle hauled in game-highs of 10 receptions and 92 yards along with the evening’s only offensive touchdown to propel the Fins past the host Saints, 20-3.
With steady work from quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and a whole lot from wide receiver Jaylen Waddle, the Dolphins were able to get a hard-fought win as Miami shut down New Orleans for a 20-3 victory on “Monday Night Football.”
Rams head coach Sean McVay told reporters Monday that RB Darrell Henderson suffered an MCL injury and will be placed on injured reserve, but Cam Akers, who tore his Achilles in July, could be available for Sunday.
The official inactives for the Miami Dolphins at New Orleans Saints on “Monday Night Football.”
Niners quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo suffered a chipped bone and torn ligament in his right thumb, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported. Further evaluation and an update on his status for Sunday is expected Wednesday.
The Buccaneers announced Monday that wide receiver Mike Evans was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
The Seahawks will finish the 2021 season in last place in the NFC West, their first last-place finish since 1996. Fresh off their 10th loss of the year, Pete Carroll said he doesn’t think a reset is necessary.
The Chiefs received good news Monday regarding running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire. Tests showed there was swelling but no structural damage on CEH’s injured collarbone, and the injury isn’t season-ending,
As part of a partnership with the Pantone Color Institute, Buccaneers QB Tom Brady has helped develop a custom color known as “Brady Blue” which will be implemented in his soon-to-debut signature clothing brand Brady.
The Broncos’ loss to the Raiders all but ended their postseason dreams. Could another year with no playoff berth be the end for HC Vic Fangio’s tenure? Fangio told reporters Monday that he is not worried about his job status.
Bears head coach Matt Nagy’s status in Chicago remains very much in doubt, but Nagy told reporters Monday that he is operating as though he will coach out the final two games of the 2021 season.
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