Rams’ Beckham tops COVID-19 list as NFL outbreak widens – WSB 95.5


Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was added to the COVID-19 reserve list on Tuesday as the NFL reported 28 more positive tests among players in the league’s worst two-day outbreak since the start of the pandemic.

There were 37 positive tests among the players on Monday, and the Kansas City Chiefs have placed a key player in health and safety protocols each day with a crucial AFC West game against the Los Angeles Chargers coming up. profile Thursday.

Beckham was among nine Rams players to be on the COVID-19 roster on Tuesday, bringing that club’s total to 13, as Cleveland now faces its second major outbreak of the season. Receiver Jarvis Landry was one of eight Browns added to the roster, bringing the total to 11. Cleveland faces the Las Vegas Raiders at home on Saturday.

“We’re going to do our job,” said Browns coach Kevin Stefanski. “That’s what we’re doing. We’ve done it before.

Safety Jordan Fuller, the Rams’ main tackle, and other defensive backs Terrell Burgess and Juju Hughes were on the list along with tight end Brycen Hopkins, tackle Alaric Jackson, injured nose tackle Sebastian Joseph-Day and the members. from the training team Jonah Williams and Tyler Hall. Only Beckham and Fuller have consistently played major roles for LA this season.

The Rams are at home against Seattle on Sunday after beating leaders Arizona in NFC West on Monday night. Cornerback Jalen Ramsey missed the 30-23 victory over the Cardinals after being placed in protocols hours before kickoff. Beckham managed a TD in the win.

Chiefs’ two-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Chris Jones was put on COVID-19 protocol a day after wide receiver Josh Gordon tested positive. Coach Andy Reid was unsure whether either player would be available against the Chargers.

The league’s worst outbreak comes just as it was handing out a memo, a copy of which was obtained by The Associated Press, which set December 27 as the deadline for coaches, front office staff and staff to the team are reminded to always be considered fully immunized.

The mandate does not apply to players as discussions with the NFL Players Association are ongoing.

“I did it,” Reid said of the booster shot. “I always let guys know where I’m at with this. It’s not because I’m old, but because with the numbers, the recall seems to help.

Landry was joined on Cleveland’s roster by tight end Austin Hooper and starting offensive linemen Wyatt Teller and Jedrick Wills Jr. Defensive end Takk McKinley was also placed on the roster along with reserve goalie Drew Forbes , who is on the injured reserve, as well as receiver / returner JoJo Natson and tight end Ross Travis of the practice squad.

The Minnesota Vikings have placed wide receiver / punt returner Dede Westbrook on the COVID-19 list. They play in Chicago on Monday night. The Bears have added nose tackle Eddie Goldman and cornerback Artie Burns to their protocols. Minnesota defensive end Danielle Hunter has been moved to the reserve’s COVID-19 list of injuries.

Washington added defensive back Kendall Fuller and defensive tackle Tim Settle to the COVID-19 roster, but activated one in defensive back Darryl Roberts.

The Rams also picked up a protocols player in tight end Tyler Higbee.

Carolina running back Christian McCaffrey, out for the season with an ankle injury, has joined the COVID-19 roster, as has Baltimore offensive lineman Trystan Colon. Tennessee wide receiver Dez Fitzpatrick has also joined the roster.

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