Eagles Player Tests Positive For COVID, Close Contacts On Reserve
On Thursday, the Philadelphia Eagles confirmed earlier reports that a player has tested positive for COVID-19 and that player along with the identified close contacts have been placed on the COVID19/Reserve List:
As part of NFL Protocols, the close contacts must remain on the Reserve list for at least five days have passed and those players pass multiple consecutive tests with no further issues.
The report came out earlier in the day from Geoff Mosher and Adam Caplan about the specific player who tested positive and what close contacts have been placed on the Reserve list after the Eagles started deep protocols:
JJ Arcega-Whiteside was inactive this past Sunday versus the New York Giants, so being without him may not have a major impact on the team's game planning for this Sunday. The loss of John Hightower and Deontay Burnett does impact the teams depth because Hightower has played 46.69 percent of the Offensive Snap counts while Burnett has played 9.15 percent of Offensive Snaps along with being experienced playing in the team's offense from last season.
This news comes 11 days after the last Eagles player tested positive during the team's Bye Week, when Marcus Epps was placed on the COVID-19/Reserve list after his positive test.