Carson Wentz, Ryan Kelly, Zach Pascal on COVID list as close contacts

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The Colts placed three players on the COVID-19 reserve list on Monday and a report indicates that all three players could be back on the active roster in five days.

Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports and PFT has confirmed that quarterback Carson Wentz, center Ryan Kelly, and wide receiver Zach Pascal all landed on the list as close contacts of a staff member that tested positive. League protocols call for unvaccinated players who are asymptomatic close contacts who test negative to remain out for five days.

Zak Keefer of TheAthletic.com reports Kelly told him that he is fully vaccinated. If he has truly received his final shot more than two weeks ago, he should not have to remain out as a close contact.

Assuming all players are activated in five days, they’ll be able to practice next week and play in the opener against the Seahawks.

14 responses to “Carson Wentz, Ryan Kelly, Zach Pascal on COVID list as close contacts

  1. So they have no symptoms and tested negative but still have to isolate for 5 days.

    This is stupid

  2. Wentz must be stupid. He’s fighting for his career and he jeopardizes it like this?

  3. Sadly, the vaccine is merely a therapeutic and these protocols are completely obsolete. Segregating only the unvaxed ignores real-time data that clearly indicate vaxed and unvaxed are equally vulnerable to transmission. And players like Cam Newton with natural immunity are far safer than the vaxed. Instituting a ‘one size fits all’ policy is incredibly ignorant as well as dangerous.

  4. Wentz has practiced maybe 1 week out of the entire training camp and they are already down Hilton and an offensive lineman?

    He’s going to start having flashbacks to last season when the games start.

  5. And players like Cam Newton with natural immunity are far safer than the vaxed.

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    interesting, but about 100% wrong. There is no “natural immunity” to a virus like this, period.

  6. Yep I sure would not risk my job that pays staggering amounts of money.

    These guys are just plain stupid.

  7. Wentz wasn’t well liked by his teammate`s in philadelphia. a person can’t change overnight.

  8. The team has one of the lowest vaccination rates in a state that struggled to reach 50%. This team, this state, the unvaccinated deserve everything that’s coming at them and it’s an ugly scene, but also totally preventable.

  9. Indybear says:
    August 31, 2021 at 7:30 am
    The team has one of the lowest vaccination rates in a state that struggled to reach 50%. This team, this state, the unvaccinated deserve everything that’s coming at them and it’s an ugly scene, but also totally preventable
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    Nobody’s stopping you from moving, Sugar Bear.

  10. This is fact, 99.85% of those who passed away after getting Covid-19 were not fully vaccinated. Here is another fact, the areas with the most Covid-19 deaths in the newest wave of infections voted overwhelmingly for Donald J. Trump.

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