We knew COVID-19 would affect the 2020 NFL season, and we have already seen a few players placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list, including linebacker Foye Oluokun and defensive tackle Tyeler Davison, who have since been re-activated to the 80-man roster. The Atlanta Falcons announced today that safety Chris Cooper has become the newest addition to the reserve/COVID-19 list.
Word this week was that the Falcons would sign safety J.J. Wilcox as long as all went well with his physical and COVID-19 testing. It appears everything checked out on both fronts. The Falcons announced the Wilcox signing on Sunday morning. Wilcox was set to play for the Falcons last season, but tore his ACL [more]
The Falcons have $220 million in contracts on the books for 2021. They are projected to be $45 million over the salary cap. We are spending a lot of time on that, making sure that we have our ducks in line,” Dimitroff said.