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NFL's COVID-19 reserve list reaches 110 players

Most players who have tested positive have been cleared to return. Broncos have one on virus list, fullback/tight end Andrew Beck, who is expected return Monday.
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Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver John Ross (11) runs for a touchdown after a reception against the Seattle Seahawks during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

DENVER — 9NEWS has been compiling a running list of NFL players who, according to the league’s daily transaction wire, have been placed on the COVID-19 reserve list since training camp testing began July 23.

A player does not have to test positive to be on the list as he can also be placed if he becomes in contact with a person who has the virus.

In all, 9NEWS counts 110 players who have been placed on the COVID-19 reserve list, including Broncos’ fullback/tight end Andrew Beck, through Sunday, August 16. Beck returned to Broncos headquarters last week to work with the medical team and conditioning staff. He is expected to be activated Monday.

The Dolphins added their NFL-most 16th player case Saturday when defensive tackle Brandin Byant was placed on the COVID-19 reserve list, although he was activated the next day. Bengals receiver John Ross, a speedster who was the No. 9 overall pick in the 2017 draft, went on the COVID-19 reserve list Wednesday.

Many players have already been cleared from the virus list and activated back on their team’s active rosters.

There are another 67 players who have chosen to opt-out for the season because of virus concerns (68 counting free agent guard Larry Warford). The Broncos had two players opt-out for the season -- defensive tackle Kyle Peko and offensive tackle Ja'Wuan James.

Five teams have yet to place a player on the COVID-19 reserve list. Five other teams, including the Broncos, have one player on the virus list.

COVID-19/Reserve by team (110):

Miami Dolphins (16) - LS Blake Ferguson, DT Benito Jones, DB Cordrea Tankersley, LB Jerome Baker, DT Zach Sieler; G Ereck Flowers; RB Malcolm Perry; DT Davon Godchaux; DT Raekwon Davis; DT Benito Jones*; S Brandon Jones; OG Solomon Kindley; DE Shaq Lawson; WR Kirk Merritt; CB Xavien Howard; DT Brandon Bryant

*Benito Jones was placed on list two different times.

Jacksonville Jaguars (12) - DB Luq Barcoo, NT Davon Hamilton, OT Ryan Pope, OT Jawaan Taylor, DB Josiah Scott, OG Tre’Vour Wallace-Simms, TE Charles Jones, DB Parry Nickerson; RB Ryquell Armstead; QB Gardner Minshew; WR Michael Walker; D Andrew Wingard

Minnesota Vikings (9) - LB Anthony Barr, OT Blake Brandel, S Brian Cole, OG Tyler Higby, WR Justin Jefferson, DE Ifeadi Odenigbo, LB Cameron Smith, OT Olisaemeka Udoh, DT Armon Watts

Detroit Lions (8) - WR Kenny Golladay, TE T.J. Hockenson, CB Amani Oruwariye, S Jalen Elliott, CB Justin Coleman, TE Isaac Nauta, P Arryn Siposs, QB Matthew Stafford

Atlanta Falcons (7) - DB Jamal Carter, RB Keith Smith, DB Jaylinn Hawkins, DT Tyeler Davison, QB Danny Etling; LB Foysade Oluokun; DB Chris Cooper

Buffalo Bills (5) - DT Vincent Taylor, WR Duke Williams, DB Isiah Brown, DB Dane Jackson, DB Siran Neal

Cleveland Browns (5) - RB Dontrell Hilliard, DB Jovante Moffatt, P Jamie Gillan; QB Garrett Gilbert; WR Ja’Marcus Bradley

Green Bay Packers (5) - K Mason Crosby, DT Treyvon Hester, LB Greg Roberts, TE Jace Sternberger; LS Hunter Bradley

Pittsburgh Steelers (4) - DB Arrion Springs, CB Justin Layne; RB Jaylen Samuels; WR James Washington

New York Jets (4) - LB Ahmad Gooden, DB Shyheim Carter, CB Bryce Hall; LB James Burgess

Chicago Bears (3) - RB Artavis Pierce, TE Eric Saubert, DE John Jenkins

New Orleans Saints (3) - LB Kaden Elliss; LS Zach Wood; WR Deonte Harris

Philadelphia Eagles (3) - LB Nathan Gerry, OT Lane Johnson, OT Jordan Mailata

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3) - RB Ke’Shawn Vaughn, RB Raymond Calais, RB Aca'Cedric Ware

Las Vegas Raiders (3) - RB Devontae Booker; DE Maxx Crosby; RB Rod Smith

Tennessee Titans (3) - OT Isaiah Wilson, DT Jack Crawford; LB Josh Smith

Cincinnati Bengals (2) - DE Kendall Futrell; WR John Ross

Dallas Cowboys (2) - WR Jon’Vea Johnson, DB Savion Smith

Indianapolis Colts (2) - WR Malik Henry, DB Jackson Porter

Los Angeles Rams (2) - TE Michael Hoecht, LB Terrell Lewis

New York Giants (2) - WR David Sills, LB Josiah Tauaefa

San Francisco 49ers (2) - WR Richie James, RB Jeffery Wilson

Baltimore Ravens (1) - DB Nigel Warrior

Denver Broncos (1) - TE Andrew Beck

Kansas City Chiefs (1) - WR Aleva Hifo

Washington (1) - TE Logan Thomas

Seattle Seahawks (1) - WR John Ursua

Arizona Cardinals (0)

Carolina Panthers (0)

Houston Texans (0)

Los Angeles Chargers (0)

New England Patriots (0)

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