87 players on the NFL’s reserve/COVID-19 list; 19 activations from list; 48 opt-outs

Credit: TNS

Credit: TNS

MONDAY EVENING UPDATE: Overall, 10 players were activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list, eight players elected to opt out and three were placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Monday.

MONDAY UPDATE: Over the weekend, 18 players were placed on the NFL’s reserve COVID-19 LIST, 13 on the reserve/opt-out list and seven were activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list.

Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, who played at Georgia, was placed on the list Saturday. Also, New England’s Dont’a Hightower, who previously announced that he was opting out of the season for family reasons, was listed officially by the NFL.

Seattle guard Chance Warmack, who played at Westlake High, decided to opt out for the season. He listed Saturday.

Also, Falcons linebacker Foyesade Oluokun was added to the list Sunday. The Falcons have six players on the list as teams around the NFL undergo a battery of tests.

Teams have pointed out that all players have not tested positive, but may come in contact with a known positive person and have been placed on the list for a quarantine period.

FRIDAY UPDATE: There were 15 players, including former Georgia players tight end Isaac Nauta and defensive end John Jenkins, were added to the NFL’s reserve/COVID-19 on Friday.

There was one activation from the reserve/COVID-19 list and no opt-outs.

Overall, there have been 66 players put on the list, 27 on the opt-out lists and 2 players have been activated from the reserve/COVID-19 LIST.

Teams have pointed out that all players have not tested positive, but may come in contact with a known positive person and have been placed on the list for a quarantine period.

ORIGINAL POST: As NFL teams attempt to return to training camp, the coronavirus pandemic is causing havoc around the league.

So far, there have been 51 players, including three Falcons, listed on the NFL’s reserve/COVID-19 list through Wednesday by the league. Also, there have been 27 players that have opted out of returning to play.

Falcons fullback Keith Smith, safety Jamal Carter and safety Jaylinn Hawkins were listed by the league on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

Former Falcons tight end Eric Saubert, who is with the Bears, is on the reserve/COVID-19 list along with former Georgia offensive tackle Isaiah Wilson, who was drafted in the first round (29th overall) by Tennessee.

Here’s a look at those players:

Sunday, July 26

Reserve/COVID-19 List

Baltimore – Nigel Warrior (DB).

Cincinnati – Kendall Futrell (DE).

Cleveland – Dontrell Hilliard (RB) and Jovante Moffatt (DB).

Dallas – Jon’Vea Johnson (WR).

Kansas City – Aleva Hifo (WR).



Monday, July 27

Reserve/COVID-19 List

Buffalo --Isiah Brown (DB)

Chicago – Artavis Pierce (RB)

Indianapolis – Malik Henry (WR) and Jackson Porter (DB).

Jacksonville – Luq Barcoo (DB), Davon Hamilton (NT), Josiah Scott (DB) and Tre’vour Wallace-Simms (G).

Miami – Blake Ferguson (LS), Benito Jones (DT) and Cordrea Tankersley (DB).

Minnesota – Blake Brandel (T), Brian Cole (DB), Tyler Higby (G) and Justin Jefferson (WR).

Pittsburgh – Arrion Springs (DB).

San Francisco – Richie James (WR).

Tampa Bay – Ke’Shawn Vaughn (RB).

Reserve/ Voluntary Opt-Out

Baltimore - De’Anthony Thomas (WR)

Reserve/Higher Risk Opt-Out

Washington – Caleb Brantley (DE).

Tuesday, July 28

Reserve/COVID-19 LIST

Atlanta – Jaylinn Hawkins (DB).

Green Bay - Greg Roberts (LB).

Jacksonville – Ryan Pope (T) and Juwaan Taylor (T).

New York Giants – David Sills (WR).

New York Jets – Shyheim Carter (DB) and Bryce Hall (DB).

Tennessee – Isaiah Wilson (OT, Georgia).


Baltimore – Andre Smith (T).

Buffalo – Star Lotulelei (DT).

Carolina – Jordan Mack (LB).

Dallas – Maurice Canady (DB) and Stephen Guidry (WR).

Denver – Kyle Peko (DT).

Green Bay – Devin Funchess (WR).

Minnesota – Michael Pierce (NT).

New England – Brandon Bolden (RB), Marcus Cannon (T) and Dan Vitale (RB).

New Orleans – Jason Vander Laan (TE) and Cole Wick (TE).

New York Jets – Leo Koloamatangi (C).

Tennessee – Anthony McKinney (T).

Tuesday, July 29

Activation from Reserve/COVID-19 list

Miami -- Benito Jones, (DT).

Reserve/COVID-19 list

Atlanta – Jamal Carter (S) and Keith Smith (FB).

Buffalo – Vincent Taylor (DT) and Duke Williams (WR).

Chicago – Eric Saubert (TE).

Detroit – Jalen Elliott (DB), Kenny Golladay (WR), T.J. Hockenson (TE), Amani Oruwarive (DB), Arryn Siposs (P).

Minnesota - Ifeadi Odenigbo (DE), Cameron Smith (LB) and Olisaemeka Udoh (T).

New York Jets – Ahmad Gooden (LB).

Philadelphia --Nathan Gerry (LB), Lane Johnson (T) and Jordan Mailata (T).

Pittsburgh – Justin Layne (DB).

Washington – Logan Thomas (TE).


Chicago – Eddie Goldman (NT)

Cleveland – Drake Dorbeck (T) and Drew Forbes (T).

Detroit – John Atkins (DT, Georgia).

Houston – Eddie Vanderdoes (DT).

Kansas City – Laurent Tardif-Duvernay (G) and Damien Williams (RB).

New England – Patrick Chung (DB) and Najee Toran (G).

Philadelphia – Marquise Goodwin (WR).

Thursday, July 30

Activation from Reserve/COVID-19 List

Jacksonville --- Josiah Scott (DB)

Reserve/COVID-19 List

Buffalo -- Dane Jackson (DB) and Siran Neal (DB).

Chicago – John Jenkins (DE, Georgia).

Cleveland – Jamie Gillan (P).

Denver – Andrew Beck (TE).

Detroit – Justin Coleman (DB) and Isaac Nauta (TE, Georgia).

Green Bay – Mason Crosby (K), Treyvon Hester (DT) and Jace Sternberger (TE).

Jacksonville – Charles Jones (TE) and Parry Nickerson (DB).

Las Vegas – Devontae Booker (RB).

Minnesota – Anthony Barr (LB).

San Francisco – Jeffrey Wilson (RB).

Reserve/Opt Out


Friday, July 31

Activation form reserve/COVID-19 list

Jacksonville – Luq Barcoo (DB).

Kansas City – Aleva Hifo (WR)

Minnesota -- Blake Brandel (T)

Reserve/COVID-10 list

Atlanta – Tyeler Davison (DT) and Danny Etling (QB).

Los Angeles Rams – Michael Hoecht (DT) and Terrell Lewis (LB).

Miami – Jerome Baker (LB) and Zach Sieler (DT).

Tampa Bay – Raymond Calais (RB) and Aca’Cedric Ware (RB).


Cincinnati – Isaiah Prince (T).

Jacksonville – Al Woods (DT).

Los Angeles Rams – Chandler Brewer (T).

New York Giants – Nate Solder (T).

Saturday, Aug. 1

Activation from reserve/COVID-19 list


Reserve/COVID-19 LIST

Detroit – Matthew Stafford (QB).

Dallas – Saivon Smith (DB).


Seattle – Chance Warmack (G).

Jacksonville -- Lerentee McCray (DE)

Sunday, Aug. 2

Activation from reserve/COVID-19 list

Jacksonville – Davon Hamilton (WR) and Jawaan Taylor (T).

Los Angeles Rams – Michael Hoecht (DT).

Miami – Blake Ferguson (LS).

Reserve/COVID-19 LIST

Atlanta – Foyesade Oluokun (LB).

Jacksonville – Ryquell Armstead (RB), Gardner Minshew (QB), Michael Walker (LB) and Andrew Wingard (DB).

Miami – Ereck Flowers (G).

Pittsburgh – Jaylen Samuels (RB) and James Washington (WR).


Buffalo – E.J. Gaines (DB).

Dallas – Jamize Olawale (RB).

Detroit – Geronimo Allison (WR).

New England – Don’t'a Hightower (LB), Matt LaCrosse (TE) and Marqise Lee (WR).

New York Giants – Da’Mari Scott (WR).

Monday, August 3

Activation from reserve/COVID-19 list

Chicago – John Jenkins (DE), Artavis Pierce (RB) and Eric Saubert (TE).

Cleveland – Jamie Gillan (P).

Detroit – Isaac Nauta (TE).

Miami – Jerome Baker (LB).

Minnesota -- Anthony Barr (LB) and Ifeadi Odenigbo (DE).

Pittsburgh – Arrion Springs (DB).

Tennessee – Isaiah Wilson (T).

Reserve/COVID-19 list

Cleveland – Garrett Gilbert (QB).

Green Bay – Hunter Bradley (LS).

Miami – Malcolm Perry (RB)

Reserve Opt-out

Carolina – Christian Miller (DE).

Chicago – Jordan Lucas (DB).

Cincinnati – Josh Tupou (NT).

Denver – Ja’Wuan James (T).

Las Vegas – D.J. Killings (DB) and Jeremiah Valoaga (DE).

New York Jets – C.J. Mosley (LB).

Washington – Josh Harvey-Clemons (LB).

SOURCE: National Football League.



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