The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have placed star wide receiver Antonio Brown on the COVID-19 list.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced on Wednesday that wide receiver Antonio Brown has been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
Brown was added to the list after testing positive for the coronavirus, according to league sources who spoke to ESPN and NFL Media. He joins special teams captain Kevin Minter and practice squad wide out Travis Jonsen as the third Buccaneers player to be placed on the COVID-19 list this week.
Brown, who has been vaccinated, will need two negative test results at least 24 hours apart to be permitted to return, as long as he is asymptomatic, according to the NFL’s COVID-19 rules.
“Both Kevin and A.B. have been placed on the COVID list. We have plenty of individuals with proven track records at that position with A.B.,” Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians told reporters on Wednesday. “In terms of special teams, Kevin will be missed, but we have some young men ready to go.”
Brown and Minter still have a chance to play Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams, according to Arians, but the club has been preparing as if they won’t be available.
Brown has six receptions for 138 yards and one touchdown on ten targets through two games this season. This season, his 138 receiving yards rank second on the squad.
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