Chiefs placing Tyreek Hill, Rashad Fenton, Blake Bell on COVID-19 list

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It looks like there could be a COVID-19 crisis in Kansas City.

According to a report from ESPN, the Chiefs are placing receiver Tyreek Hill, cornerback Rashad Fenton, and tight end Blake Bell on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

That adds three more key players for a team that on Monday placed tight end Travis Kelce, kicker Harrison Butker, and cornerback Charvarius Ward on the same list.

There are likely more positive tests to come, as Nate Taylor of TheAthletic.com reports Kansas City could have 10 or more players on the COVID-19 list by the end of the day.

Defensive tackle Chris Jones, linebacker Willie Gay, and wide receiver Josh Gordon were already on the COVID reserve from last week.

Hill and Kelce are and have been quarterback Patrick Mahomes‘ top weapons since he became the Chiefs’ starter in 2018. Both have reached 1,000 yards receiving this season. Receiver Mecole Hardman is third in receptions (47) and yards (506). Receiver Byron Pringle is fourth in yards (402) and running back Darrell Williams is fourth in receptions (38).

The Chiefs host the Steelers on Sunday for their final home game of the regular season.

23 responses to “Chiefs placing Tyreek Hill, Rashad Fenton, Blake Bell on COVID-19 list

  1. Mahomes without Kelce and Hill would make their next game against Pittsburgh quite interesting…

  2. That’s 15+% of the roster on the Covid list, the Chiefs should be benefactors of a game reschedulement…

  3. Play the game at 4:25 on December 26th. Still 5 days away, enough time for KC to clear these players with the new guidelines. Don’t screw with the schedule Roger!!

  4. So given the new protocols, they were tested because they were unvaccinated or symptomatic?

  5. The chiefs are fully vaccinated bragged about it many times. Mahomes just got his booster. How could this happen….

  6. so more players are getting covid after being vaccinated than did before there as a vaccination?
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    i want to say the chiefs team claimed to be something like 99-100% vaccinated before the season.

  7. Once more for the cheap seats:
    1.) The vaccine doesn’t completely stop you from getting Covid, it greatly reduces your chances.
    2.) However, it virtually eliminates your chances of having a tube shoved down your throat in a hospital and/or dying.

  8. Do not move the game. I’m tired of the Steelers getting a raw deal with Covid every year. Last year we had games moved all over the place, always to accommodate the other team. This year, we had to play a game without our starting QB due to Covid. Make the Chiefs play on Sunday afternoon.

  9. thurmanmerman99 says:
    December 21, 2021 at 4:28 pm
    NFL desperately needs the Steelers market and fanbase in the playoffs.

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    So you’re saying you don’t trust the science or you do? Can’t have it both ways bud.

  10. astwordonpft says:
    December 21, 2021 at 5:43 pm
    Once more for the cheap seats:
    1.) The vaccine doesn’t completely stop you from getting Covid, it greatly reduces your chances.
    2.) However, it virtually eliminates your chances of having a tube shoved down your throat in a hospital and/or dying.

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    What NFL player has been hospitalized or died of Covid? I’ll wait….

  11. nhpats2011 says:
    December 21, 2021 at 7:13 pm
    astwordonpft says:
    December 21, 2021 at 5:43 pm
    Once more for the cheap seats:
    1.) The vaccine doesn’t completely stop you from getting Covid, it greatly reduces your chances.
    2.) However, it virtually eliminates your chances of having a tube shoved down your throat in a hospital and/or dying.
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    What NFL player has been hospitalized or died of Covid? I’ll wait….
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    None. Not having the vaccine doesn’t guarantee that you’ll be hospitalized or die.
    But having the vaccine virtually guarantees that you won’t.
    Wow! Folks, this is why we’re heading into another spike/shutdown. SMH

  12. nhpats2011 says:
    December 21, 2021 at 7:13 pm

    What NFL player has been hospitalized or died of Covid? I’ll wait….
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    Off the top of my head, DJ Dozier of the Vikings and Dion Dawkins of the Bills were both hospitalized due to COVID 19.

  13. Looks like the most secretive team could win the whole thing: sell soul for few hours of gushing fame.

    Or get reserved listed now, potentially lose a game, and nobody will ask any questions of ex-list players. Perfect tactic for KC after reaching the #1 seed ranking. Yup, I am a skeptic.

  14. Off the top of my head, no serious issues with any professional athlete. Smoke and mirrors, just read the news. OMICRON!!! Yet it’s the least serious variant yet. But they’d have you believe you’ll kill your whole family if you celebrate Christmas.

  15. Mitch Kumstein says:
    December 21, 2021 at 7:49 pm
    nhpats2011 says:
    December 21, 2021 at 7:13 pm

    What NFL player has been hospitalized or died of Covid? I’ll wait….
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    Off the top of my head, DJ Dozier of the Vikings and Dion Dawkins of the Bills were both hospitalized due to COVID 19.

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    And they didn’t require ventilators and they didn’t die. Meanwhile NFL players also get hospitalized for to flu. Why don’t we require those vaccines?

  16. in preseason the chiefs noted that they were among the top teams with over 92% vaccinated and that was before cut downs. We knew Sorensen was one who wasnt ar that time so most of these guys could be back by Sunday assuming they are not fatigued from Covid.

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