Jags DE/OLB Josh Allen placed on Reserve/COVID-19 list

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Josh Allen didn’t make the trip with the Jacksonville Jaguars to New Orleans as the third-year pass-rusher has been placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list. The team made the announcement official Monday morning, just about 10 hours before their second preseason game with the Saints.

Allen’s designation on the list doesn’t necessarily mean he tested positive for the coronavirus, but could also mean he was in close contact with someone who tested positive. As a result, the Jags will now lean on a mix of K’Lavon Chaisson, Dawuane Smoot, Jordan Smith, Jihad Ward, and a few others to generate pressure on the edge.

Allen, who is one of the Jags’ leaders, is a player the staff has high hopes for in 2021, and hopefully, he’ll be able to get back on the field soon as the regular season is approaching. He started in last Saturday’s game (had 12 defensive snaps) where he was able to register a tackle and had a key pressure in the first half of the game.

With the Jags’ last preseason game taking place on Sunday and their first regular season game taking place on Sept. 12, Allen has plenty of time to get back on the field. In the meantime, we’ll be sure to provide everyone with any updates on Allen when the Jags resume practicing this week.