Colts activate Carson Wentz from COVID-19 reserve

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Colts quarterback Carson Wentz is back on the active roster after a brief stint on the COVID-19 reserve list.

Wentz was activated today, making him the highest-profile player to benefit from the NFL’s new rule reducing the amount of time that unvaccinated players who test positive for COVID-19 have to quarantine. Following CDC guidance, the NFL changed the minimum quarantine time from 10 days to five days. Wentz is unvaccinated.

Although Wentz still has to get final clearance from doctors tomorrow, all expectations are that he will play tomorrow against the Raiders.

The Colts have also activated tackle Braden Smith and cornerback T.J. Carrie, elevated long snapper Kyle Nelson and safety Will Redmond from the practice squad, brought up quarterback Brett Hundley and defensive tackle Chris Williams from the practice squad, waived offensive linemen Joey Hunt and Greg Senat, and restored cornerback Chris Wilcox from COVID-19 reserve to the practice squad.

Sunday’s game is a big one: If the Colts win, they clinch a playoff berth. If the Raiders win, Las Vegas would clinch a playoff berth with another win next week.

22 responses to “Colts activate Carson Wentz from COVID-19 reserve

  1. How funny is it that all of these sharp bettors with “inside information” jumped all over the Raiders when they thought Wentz would be out 10 days.

  2. Makes no sense rewarding the unvaxxed.

    I wouldn’t call it a reward if a player clears cdc protocol and tests negative.

  3. Quit whining about rewarding the unvaccinated. Nobody owes you anything to make you feel safer. Grow up.

  4. The Raiders were the only team who had their game moved up when they COVID problems. Yet, when they played the Browns, the Browns got two extra days. Now this. The NFL bias towards the Raiders is so obvious.

  5. Up by 30 at the half and rest him. The D is at full strength and the raiders are…well…the raiders. Tune up game for playoffs. Then next week is a bye.

  6. These are the actual CDC recommendations. There are many Q. Was Wentz asymptomatic? I doubt it given he was unvaccinated and most likely will shed virus for about 5 days, per CDC. Will Wentz be wearing a mask? If not, he could spread virus to other players who may have BMI of 40+.

    “People with COVID-19 should isolate for 5 days and if they are asymptomatic or their symptoms are resolving (without fever for 24 hours), follow that by 5 days of wearing a mask when around others to minimize the risk of infecting people they encounter. The change is motivated by science demonstrating that the majority of SARS-CoV-2 transmission occurs early in the course of illness, generally in the 1-2 days prior to onset of symptoms and the 2-3 days after….”

  7. Unlike A-A-Ron, Wentz wears a mask to everything he is supposed to by rule. This includes on the sidelines.

  8. It doesn’t surprise me that Wentz has cleared protocols. Aaron Rogers said teams are treating players with Ivermectin behind the scenes.

  9. You know how someone goes to trial and walks on a technicality, then the defense lawyer goes on about “burden of proof”, “the system” etc. etc.?

    Kinda feels something like that.

  10. Has anyone else noticed that there’s a guy on here that seems to care more about every other team than his own ? Like life, the person that talks the most always seems to know the least….

  11. “Has anyone else noticed that there’s a guy on here that seems to care more about every other team than his own ? Like life, the person that talks the most always seems to know the least….” Also seems to post first as often as possible, then a couple more times, then a few more times. Hard to know about life when they don’t have one.

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