New England also placed Shaq Mason and Derek Rivers, who will not play Denver, with that designation.
FOXBOROUGH — Los New England Patriots they placed the titular guard Shaq Mason, to the backup defensive end Derek Rivers and to the corridor Sony michel in the reservation list / COVID-19, a source told Field Yates from ESPN.
Players are placed in the reservation list / COVID-19 either because they tested positive for coronavirus or were in close contact with someone who tested positive.
On Friday, Patriots canceled their practice after a positive test of COVID-19. Later that day, the club placed center James Ferentz in the reservation list / COVID-19.
The Patriots host the Denver Broncos on Sunday (1:00 p.m. ET) and Ferentz, Shaq Mason Y Derek Rivers they will not play the game. Sony michel He wouldn’t have played anyway since he’s on injured reserve.
Starting defensive tackle Byron Cowart is also in the reservation list / COVID-19 and he will not play in the game against the Broncos.
The NFL rules for 2020 took into account that teams had to fill gaps like these, beginning with increasing the practice team to 16 players, plus two waiver exceptions when moving players between the practice team and the team. Active template as part of a “standard lift”. Teams also have the option of raising players as specific replacements for COVID-19 for players who are placed in the reservation list / COVID-19.
In that sense, Patriots They lifted offensive lineman Caleb Benenoch from the practice team this Saturday as part of the “standard lift.”
Additionally, defensive end Rashod Berry, wide receiver Isaiah Zuber and defensive tackle Nick Thurman have been raised as specific replacements for COVID-19 for Sunday’s game against Denver.