The NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero is reporting the NFL has their first six cases of players being designated on the Reserve/COVID-19 List. These names all appeared in the NFL transaction wire, making them official designations. Of the six players, two are from the Cleveland Browns with both the Baltimore Ravens and the Cincinnati Bengals each having one player.
These are the first six players to land on the new reserve/COVID-19 list, either after testing positive or being quarantined close contact with an infected person.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) July 26, 2020
With most veterans reporting Tuesday, there figure to be many more. Another part of the NFL’s new reality for 2020. https://t.co/aLAaUkSRib
Of all the players on the list, Cleveland Browns running back Dontrell Hilliard is the only player has appeared in an NFL game. Hilliard has spent two seasons with the Browns where he has appeared in 25 games and has 21 career receptions and 13 career carries with two touchdowns. Hilliard finished the 2019 season on injured reserve with a knee injury.
In order to end up on the NFL’s new Reserve/COVID-19 List, players have either had a recent positive test or have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive.
Earlier in July, the NFL provided clubs on the procedure for players to return once they have been placed on what is now the Reserve/COVID-19 List.