Washington places Daron Payne on COVID-19 list

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There’s another one in Washington.

The Football Team announced Sunday that defensive tackle Daron Payne has been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

Payne is Washington’s seventh player to go on the COVID list in the last few days. The club already had placed offensive lineman Brandon Scherff, offensive lineman David Sharpe, offensive lineman Cornelius Lucas, receiver Curtis Samuel, defensive tackle Matt Ioannidis, and safety Chris Miller COVID reserve.

It’s not currently known if Payne tested positive or is a close contact of someone who did. If Payne is unvaccinated and tested positive, then he’ll be away from the team for at least 10 days. If he tested positive and is vaccinated, Payne will be eligible to return to the team once he has two negative tests that are 24 hours apart.

But Washington has one of the lowest vaccination rates in the league. Head coach Ron Rivera said recently that he hopes Washington’s players will consider that he is immune deficient and get vaccinated.

Washington picked up Payne’s fifth-year option in the spring. He’s recorded 166 tackles, 10.0 sacks, an interception, four forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries in 47 career games.

4 responses to “Washington places Daron Payne on COVID-19 list

  1. If this group doesn’t get vaccinated, say goodbye to your season. I didn’t want to get it either and skeptical, but I did it for the older people and others who are at high risk. Didn’t do anything to me other than a sore arm.

  2. This is just crazy. We need a leader – red or blue doesn’t matter – willing to stand up and say look: The country was closed down because we had a pandemic rampant amongst our population putting the entire public health at risk. Okay, we don’t have that anymore EXCEPT among the unvaccinated. So we can’t make you get a shot (scared of needles much?) but you have to be closed down. No public gatherings, no restaurants, work from home. Everything we all went through when there was no vaccine those WITH NO vaccine need to keep doing.

    I don’t think we have the leadership brave enough for that.

  3. Covid 19…either you get it and die…or you get it and don’t know it…that’s the real reason we’re in this mess…because a you can the most deadliest virus on the planet…and not even show a symptom…the people who created this are the most intelligent and most evil greedy jerks this planet has seen in eons and eons…

  4. All that potential is going to be thrown in the trash because these fools aren’t getting their vaccine… yet they all got vaccinated prior to going to college.

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