K.C. Chiefs Put 2 Players on COVID List After Possible Exposure, 'Status in Question'
K.C. Chiefs 2 Players on COVID List After Possible Exposure ... 'Status in Question'
2/1/2021 3:10 PM PT
3:06 PM PT -- Robinson just shared an update on his status ... saying he does NOT have COVID-19, he just had a close contact.
"All of my tests have been negative!" Robinson said on Instagram on Monday. "I'll be practicing Friday after I finish protocol."
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"See y'all at the Super Bowl."
Big news for the Kansas City Chiefs ... two players have been placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list over a "close contact" with someone who tested positive.
The players are wide receiver Demarcus Robinson and center Daniel Kilgore, according to Chiefs head coach Andy Reid.
Moments ago, Reid told the media he's confident the players will "work through it" -- but obviously could not guarantee they will play in Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Bucs.
Kilgore started 4 games in 2020 and has played in 7 total. Robinson started 9 games in 2020 and played in all 16 regular-season games.
Both guys played in the AFC Championship game on January 24 against the Buffalo Bills -- with Robinson getting the starting nod at WR.
The way the NFL's COVID protocol works ... both players will be forced to quarantine for 5 days, which means no more practice for the rest of the week.
If they continue to test negative, there's a chance they can play in the Super Bowl -- but ESPN's Adam Schefter says at the moment their status is "in question."
Neither player has returned a positive COVID test at this point, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Obviously, the bigger concern is ... were any other players exposed?
We spoke with Chiefs superstar Tyreek Hill just a short while ago who told us the team had been clamping down on COVID protocols to prevent this exact situation.
Originally Published -- 1:46 PM PT