Philadelphia Eagles place 12 players on COVID-19 reserve list

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The Eagles placed 12 players on the COVID-19 list Monday, including defensive tackle Fletcher Cox, center Jason Kelce and tight end Dallas Goedert.

Even if some players are not, there's a chance they could return in time for the Eagles' next game Saturday night against the Dallas Cowboys.

Under the NFL's new COVID protocols, all players, whether vaccinated or not, have to isolate for five days before they're allowed to return.

But vaccinated players can test back sooner than that once they're asymptomatic.

Those players don't have to produce a negative test. Rather, they'd have to test at a level that shows that they're not contagious.

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Philadelphia Eagles tight end Dallas Goedert (88) makes a 45-yard catch against Washington Football Team defensive back Jeremy Reaves.
Philadelphia Eagles tight end Dallas Goedert (88) makes a 45-yard catch against Washington Football Team defensive back Jeremy Reaves.

The other players are LB Genard Avery, S Marcus Epps, G Nate Herbig, RB Jordan Howard, CB Avonte Maddox, S Rodney McLeod, RB Boston Scott, LB Alex Singleton and TE Jack Stoll.

All of those players were on the field Sunday in the Eagles' 20-16 win over Washington. The Eagles clinched a playoff berth later Sunday night after the 49ers won and Vikings lost.

If the Eagles were inclined to rest several of their starters against the Cowboys, this would give them more incentive to do so. The Eagles would be able to promote players from the practice squad as "COVID replacements" in that case.

This article originally appeared on Delaware News Journal: Philadelphia Eagles place 12 players on COVID reserve list