Though the Detroit Lions did not make any moves at the trade deadline, there was some news on Tuesday afternoon. According to ESPN’s Field Yates, linebacker Jarrad Davis was placed by the team on the Reserve/Covid-19 list:
The Lions have placed LB Jarrad Davis on the Reserve/COVID-19 list.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) November 3, 2020
If this is indeed the case, Davis would become the first Lions player to hit the list this since the beginning of the regular season. NFL rules do not stipulate that a player must miss at least three weeks, but he must clear all of the testing hurdles and be declared healthy before he can return to the team. Typically, teams will work remotely until the rest of the staff and players test negative, but the Lions have yet to release statement.
There have been quite a few Covid-19 incidents around the NFL thus far, and games have already been moved as a result. There is no indication of a wider outbreak amongst the Detroit roster at this time, but we will update this post if more information becomes available.
UPDATE: Here is the Lions’ statement: