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Indianapolis Colts linebacker Darius Leonard was eager to get back to work Thursday.

He has even more ambitious plans for Sunday.

Less than three hours after team officials activated the All-Pro doubles and two other reserve / COVID-19 roster starters, Leonard explained how difficult it was to miss Saturday’s game in Arizona – and how excited he is to face the Las Vegas Raiders this weekend.

“I actually tested negative that morning and then probably around 1 or 2 am is when I tested positive,” he said as he wore a mask during the day. ‘a video call with reporters on Thursday. “I took the plane home around 7 am and now we are here. I feel good.”

This is good news for the Colts, who had six starters, including Leonard, due to the virus last weekend and would have been severely understaffed on Sunday had the NFL not reduced the isolation period. from 10 days to five.

According to the previous directive, Leonard would also have missed this week’s game.

Instead, all six starters who missed Arizona’s game because of the virus have been activated in the past two days. It’s still unclear whether quarterback Carson Wentz or right tackle Braden Smith will clear protocols before Sunday.

But no one missed the game more than the passionate Leonard, who uses very light as motivation. And now, the takeout master has even bigger plans for Sunday – to land a playoff berth by beating the Raiders.

“It was really bad – coming home, not being able to go out and play with my guys, not being able to see my family, not being able to watch the game fully,” he said. “Thank goodness they changed the rule. I’m back, feeling great and ready to rock and roll.

The Denver Broncos called off practice Thursday as they retested five players whose results showed both positive and negative results. They held virtual meetings and planned to expand Friday’s practice to make up for lost time in the field.

“The decision was made because we have positive points today. Some may be false positives. We are working on it, ”said coach Vic Fangio. “We’ll post the list here later today (with who) might be on it.

“I just felt like we had to hit the pause button, get our hands on what we have here in regards to the numbers and the list and we’re going to have the meeting here this afternoon instead of practicing and hope is tomorrow have a good practice friday and saturday and go ahead and get us a W. ”

The Broncos (7-8) visit the Chargers (8-7) on Sunday.

Fangio said that in the five new cases, the first test came back positive for COVID-19 and the second result was negative “and now they have their procedures to go through when that happens, so we’re in a bit of limbo on a few. guys right now.

The Broncos activated starting center Lloyd Cushenberry III off the reserve / COVID-19 list on Wednesday and placed wide receiver Tim Patrick, swing tackle Calvin Anderson and backup security Caden Sterns on the virus list. with practice team wide receiver Tyrie Cleveland.

As well:

– Browns center JC Tretter, president of the NFL Players Association, was activated from the COVID-19 reserve list as Cleveland was in better health ahead of its Monday night game in Pittsburgh.

Tretter, whose tenure as president spanned the outbreak, missed last week’s loss to Green Bay after testing positive. He hadn’t missed a shot since signing with the Browns in 2017 after three seasons with the Packers.

Browns rookie cornerback Greg Newsome, who also had a concussion protocol, returned with kicker Chase McLaughlin.

–Rams left tackle Andrew Whitworth has been removed from the reserve / COVID-19 roster, becoming the latest starter to leave a roster that has counted at least 35 Rams in the past month.

Los Angeles’ COVID-19 issues forced a two-day postponement of their game against Seattle two weeks ago, but Whitworth’s return to training leaves injured running back Raymond Calais as the only player on the Rams list.

Whitworth, 40, was put on the roster on Christmas morning and missed the Rams’ 30-23 victory at Minnesota. Guard David Edwards and undrafted rookie Alaric Jackson replaced Whitworth on the left tackle.

– The New York Jets have recovered four starters from the COVID-10 roster as left guard Alijah Vera-Tucker, right guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, defensive end John Franklin-Myers and safety Ashtyn Davis have all been activated.

Practice squad wide receiver Vyncint Smith and defensive end Hamilcar Rashed Jr. have also been reinstated to the practice squad from the practice squad / COVID-19 roster.

The Jets had up to 25 players on the COVID-19 roster earlier this week, as well as coach Robert Saleh, who returned to the squad on Wednesday. With activations on Thursday, New York had fallen to 10 players on the roster.

– The Minnesota Vikings have placed linebacker Nick Vigil on the reserve / Covid-19 list.

– The Cincinnati Bengals have returned defensive tackle DJ Reader and defensive end Wyatt Ray to the active reserve list / COVID-19 list. Both players had been on the roster since December 25.

– Seattle has placed starting left goalie Damien Lewis on the reserve / COVID-19 list. He is the third player on the virus list for Seattle along with defensive end LJ Collier and cornerback Bless Austin.

– The Titans have recovered their third offensive lineman from the reserve / COVID-19 roster in as many days with right guard Nate Davis activated. Rookie defensive back Caleb Farley was also removed from that list, but he remains in the injured reserve.

– The Green Bay Packers have activated wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling off the reserve / COVID-19 list and signed wide receiver David Moore to the practice squad.

РThe Tampa Bay Buccaneers have activated reserve / COVID-19 defensive lineman Rakeem Nu̱ez-Roches.

–The Houston Texans placed wide receiver Danny Amendola on the reserve / COVID-19 roster and placed defensive back AJ Moore Jr. on the roster.

– The Carolina Panthers have added safety Kenny Robinson, defensive end Darryl Johnson and training team running back Reggie Bonnafon to the COVID-19 roster.

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