Saints place nine players on COVID-19 list

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Reports surfaced earlier on Thursday that the Saints would have to place quarterbacks Taysom Hill and Trevor Siemian on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

Now those transactions have come through, along with seven other players New Orleans has placed on the list.

Safety Malcolm Jenkins, guard James Carpenter, linebacker Kaden Elliss, safety Jeff Heath, defensive end Jalyn Holmes, offensive tackle Jordan Mills, and defensive tackle Christian Ringo are also now on the COVID-19 list for New Orleans.

While there was reporting earlier from NFL Media and The Times-Picayune that Siemian was going on the COVID-19 list as a result of a positive test, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports Hill has also tested positive for the virus.

Rookie quarterback Ian Book is now in line to start for New Orleans against Miami on Monday night.

The Saints also placed tight ends Juwan Johnson and Adam Trautman on the COVID-19 list earlier this week. Head coach Sean Payton also missed Sunday’s victory over the Buccaneers after testing positive last week.

With the ongoing COVID-19 situation, New Orleans did not practice on Thursday. But the team issued an estimated injury report.

Offensive tackles Ryan Ramczyk (knee) and Terron Armstead (knee) would not have practiced. Defensive end Marcus Davenport (shoulder) and receiver Tre’Quan Smith (shoulder) would have been limited. Safety Marcus Williams (shoulder) would have been a full participant.

13 responses to “Saints place nine players on COVID-19 list

  1. I wonder if the general population was tested as often as nfl players if we would find the same percentage of completly asymptomatic positives

  2. Obviously the Saints are abusing the Covid reserve list to try and manipulate a game delay. This is getting ridiculous.

  3. Since shortly after Thanksgiving the entire nfl has been a hollow entity. These looming playoffs will be essentially meaningless as it has nothing to do with the best teams and players, but instead all about timing of positive covid test results running rampant thru teams. No way to fairly determine true champions at any level. Season is done for all practical purposes. This is like watching preseason games.

  4. Meanwhile Miami, with 3 players on the COVID list, welcomes yet another lucky break.

  5. candlestickkid says:
    December 23, 2021 at 5:56 pm
    Obviously the Saints are abusing the Covid reserve list to try and manipulate a game delay. This is getting ridiculous.

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    I can’t imagine that NFL teams are allowed to do their own Covid testing and reporting.

  6. Ryan Dubose says:
    December 23, 2021 at 4:58 pm
    I wonder if the general population was tested as often as nfl players if we would find the same percentage of completly asymptomatic positives
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    There is no such thing as a completely asymptomatic person with covid19. Everyone who has the virus has some symptoms, even if those symptoms may not be obviously noticeable.

  7. If they postpone the Dolphins Saints game.. they need to also postpone the Dolphins next game against the Titans….. the Titans already get a 10 day week vs. the Dolphins playing on MNF…. if the Dolphins have to play Tuesday or later… they’ve just been insanely (messed over) by the league while trying to make the playoffs.

  8. commentawaitingdeletion says:
    December 23, 2021 at 6:55 pm
    Meanwhile Miami, with 3 players on the COVID list, welcomes yet another lucky break.

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    I have no idea what you’re talking about… if the Dolphins didn’t have “bad breaks” like Tua’s injury, or 3-4 plays that didn’t go their way.. they have 10+ wins right now… they would have never started 1-7.

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