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Lions activate Kenny Golladay from COVID-19 list

The Lions receiver is set to return from action.

Detroit Lions v Oakland Raiders Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images

Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay has been activated from the COVID-19 list, the team announced Wednesday. The wide receiver was placed on the list last Wednesday, and has been reactivated seven days later.

The COVID-19 list is used to denote players who have either tested positive for COVID-19 or have been in close contact with someone who has. If the receiver did test positive, then he would have been subject to at least five days on the list, and would have had to have tested negative at least two consecutive times. Golladay was placed on the list last week in an initial wave that included himself, tight end T.J. Hockenson, cornerback Amani Oruwariye and two others.

Golladay is the third big name the Lions have seen return from the COVID-19 list in recent days. The former third round pick joins quarterback Matthew Stafford — who returned Tuesday after his previous testing was confirmed to be a false positive — and cornerback Justin Coleman. Tight end Isaac Nauta returned as well.

The wide receiver had a break out 2019 campaign where he set career highs with 1,190 receiving yards and a league leading 11 touchdown catches. He was recently ranked as the second best player on the 2020 roster by Pride of Detroit staff.