Buccaneers place two receivers on COVID-19 reserve list

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The frequency with which teams have placed players on the COVID-19 reserve list has increased in recent weeks to the point at which most have become numb to the potential implications.

On Saturday, the Buccaneers abruptly placed two receivers on the COVID-19 reserve list. And all that that implies.

Jaydon Mickens and Cyril Grayson (currently on the practice squad) have landed in the roster category reserved for those who have tested positive or who have had close contact with someone who has the disease.

If either or both Mickens and Grayson tested positive, the next step becomes contact tracing and the potential placement of others on the COVID-19 reserve list in advance of Sunday’s game at Carolina. The Buccaneers currently have no other players on the COVID-19 reserve list, so Mickens and Grayson aren’t on the list due to exposure to a teammate who tested positive.

Although the NFL has managed to get all games played during the first nine weeks of the 2020 season, the nationwide numbers have skyrocketed since November 1. More people are catching it, which means that more players will catch it (absent a home-market bubble).  Which means that the risk of games being postponed to a potential eighteenth week is growing, not shrinking.

Bucs-Panthers doesn’t fall into that category, however. The game could be moved to Week 13, when both teams have their bye week.

16 responses to “Buccaneers place two receivers on COVID-19 reserve list

  1. Once a death occurs, the what? Just curious.

    As suspected, a full season may not happen. Long, long way to go.

    All the little delusionals on here can keep yapping away like the guy who just lost the election, but ya can’t fighr science and reality just because you are a selfish person.

  2. touchback6 says:
    November 14, 2020 at 12:55 pm
    Once a death occurs, the what? Just curious.

    As suspected, a full season may not happen. Long, long way to go.

    All the little delusionals on here can keep yapping away like the guy who just lost the election, but ya can’t fighr science and reality just because you are a selfish person.

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    Uh, Ryquell Armstead has been out the entire year w/ COVID – his career may be over before it ever started

  3. Never fear, Goodell has ordered the referees in this game to make sure Brady wins at all costs. No need to worry.

  4. touchback6 says:
    November 14, 2020 at 12:55 pm
    Once a death occurs, the what? Just curious.

    As suspected, a full season may not happen. Long, long way to go.

    All the little delusionals on here can keep yapping away like the guy who just lost the election, but ya can’t fighr science and reality just because you are a selfish person.
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    I do not know about you, but I applaud the NFL and any other business that is trying to get back to work. It would be sad to have a death, but the cure cannot be worse than the virus.

    1.25 million people a year die in car accidents so could reducing the speed limit to 10 mph for every save lives, most likely yes, but it would not make sense for our lives.

  5. touchback6 says:
    November 14, 2020 at 12:55 pm
    Once a death occurs, the what? Just curious.

    As suspected, a full season may not happen. Long, long way to go.

    All the little delusionals on here can keep yapping away like the guy who just lost the election, but ya can’t fighr science and reality just because you are a selfish person.

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    You make it sound like you actually care about people. We all know that’s not the case. It’s because the pats stink after you warned everyone we were in for a rude awakening. You want the season cancelled. Anyway, enjoy the last second win against the jets again.

  6. Never fear, Goodell has ordered the referees in this game to make sure Brady wins at all costs. No need to worry.
    ———————

    One thing not to fear is you stop crying about Brady. It must be a delight that you get to obsess over the Pats team and Brady. Xmas came early for you.

  7. “1.25 million people a year die in car accidents so could reducing the speed limit to 10 mph for every save lives, most likely yes, but it would not make sense for our lives.”

    Uh not even anywhere close to that.

    Motor vehicle death in the USA latest statistics 2015 – 2018

    2015 = 35,485
    2016 = 37,806
    2017 = 37,473
    2018 = 36,560

    And FYI, if there were actually 1.25 million people a year dead from motor vehicle accidents in the US you can very quite sure the speed limit would be reduced and many other measures taken.

    That would = 3424.65 dead per day as opposed to 97.42.

  8. All the little delusionals on here can keep yapping away like the guy who just won the rigged election, but ya can fight science and reality just because you are a non New England Patriots fan.

  9. covidiots says:
    November 14, 2020 at 3:52 pm
    “1.25 million people a year die in car accidents so could reducing the speed limit to 10 mph for every save lives, most likely yes, but it would not make sense for our lives.”

    Uh not even anywhere close to that.

    Motor vehicle death in the USA latest statistics 2015 – 2018

    2015 = 35,485
    2016 = 37,806
    2017 = 37,473
    2018 = 36,560

    And FYI, if there were actually 1.25 million people a year dead from motor vehicle accidents in the US you can very quite sure the speed limit would be reduced and many other measures taken.

    That would = 3424.65 dead per day as opposed to 97.42.

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    His figure is worldwide yearly. Just so we’re all on the same page here. So you both have a point

  10. Jimmypinthe416 says:
    November 14, 2020 at 2:39 pm
    touchback6 says:
    November 14, 2020 at 12:55 pm
    Once a death occurs, the what? Just curious.

    As suspected, a full season may not happen. Long, long way to go.

    All the little delusionals on here can keep yapping away like the guy who just lost the election, but ya can’t fighr science and reality just because you are a selfish person.

    ————-

    You make it sound like you actually care about people. We all know that’s not the case. It’s because the pats stink after you warned everyone we were in for a rude awakening. You want the season cancelled. Anyway, enjoy the last second win against the jets again.

    23 10 Rate T

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    You are in for a rude awakening. BB is the architect, not Brady.

    You are the exact moron type I am describing. Naive, easily led by different entities etc. lol

    Bill Burr’s cruise ship awaits you. bawhaha

  11. dwhite11 says:
    November 14, 2020 at 3:41 pm
    Never fear, Goodell has ordered the referees in this game to make sure Brady wins at all costs. No need to worry.
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    dwhite11? Danny White #11 from the Cowboys? If so I get your obsession with a team and a QB who put your teams lack of success for the last 20 years to shame. Cowboys have the best money can buy for two wins.

  12. touchback6 says:
    November 14, 2020 at 12:55 pm
    Once a death occurs, the what? Just curious.

    As suspected, a full season may not happen. Long, long way to go.

    All the little delusionals on here can keep yapping away like the guy who just lost the election, but ya can’t fighr science and reality just because you are a selfish person.
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    Let me ask you something.. Would even know there was a “pandemic” if the media didn’t tell you every day? Shutting everything down and causing even more people to lose their homes and businesses is not the answer either (like the guy that just won the election wants to do.)_ Over 1,300 restaurants/bars in NYC alone have close, never to reopen. If the government tries to implement any kind of national lockdown, there will be rioting. I live in NY State (but luckily and getting out next week) and our emperor has decreed no private gatherings in our own homes over 10 people. Yet he and his brother ignore his decrees .The Chicago mayor told it’s citizens to “Cancel” thanksgiving, AFTER being at the huge post election party.

    There will be a full season, and on that I will bet. NFL has done a fairly good job and containing issues. They don’t run around screaming about the end of the world after a few false positive tests.

  13. Sounds like Brady and his group have been breaking protocols again (regardless of practice team designation, this is still “the wide receiver room” and I’m sure Brady and his regulars have some interaction with the practice team regulars). But, nope, the rules don’t apply to Tommy, never have, never will. Besides, he runs the Bucs and Roger is afraid of him.

  14. dwhite11? Danny White #11 from the Cowboys? If so I get your obsession with a team and a QB who put your teams lack of success for the last 20 years to shame. Cowboys have the best money can buy for two wins.
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    I am impressed. Growing up my brother and I had to choose Thanksgiving game sides. I was Cowboys and he Detroit. We grew up in Maine so Pats fans. However I had a Danny White#11 jersey – the only jersey I ever owned. So not a Cowboys fan but still like Danny White. Great QB/P.

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