Dozens of high-profile players have missed games this season after testing positive for the virus, and more players will undoubtedly miss time during the final three weeks of the 2021 regular season.
Fifty-one players were placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday, including three starters from the Chiefs and seven Chargers players, including C Corey Linsley and DE Joey Bosa.
Thirty-three players were added to the COVID list Wednesday – including Chargers RB Austin Ekeler and Texans WR Brandin Cooks – while two head coaches also tested positive in the Jets’ Robert Saleh and the Eagles’ Nick Sirianni, putting their statuses in doubt for Week 16. The Ravens added four players to COVID reserve to bring their total to 11.
The biggest names to officially go on the COVID list Thursday were Vikings RB Dalvin Cook and the Saints’ top two quarterbacks.