Report: Chiefs place two players on reserve/COVID-19 list

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The Kansas City Chiefs have run into some COVID-19 problems ahead of Super Bowl LV.

According to a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter the Chiefs have placed WR Demarcus Robinson and C Daniel Kilgore on the reserve/COVID-19 list due to a close contact with someone who tested positive for the virus.

This doesn’t necessarily rule both players out of Super Bowl LV. They’ll need to spend the five days following the close contact testing negative for the virus. If they continue to test negative they’ll have an opportunity to be activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list. The good news here is that both players are considered to be backups and aren’t exactly mainstays.

Robinson would probably be the more significant loss if he were unable to play. He’s been good for an average of 40 offensive snaps per game this season, catching 32 passes for 449 yards and four touchdowns. It’s worth noting that he was active in Super Bowl LIV last year, but he wasn’t targeted and recorded no stats during the game.

Kilgore started a few games in place of Austin Reiter earlier in the season due to injury. Given the depth issues the Chiefs currently have on the offensive line, this could pose a problem. It also makes a bit of sense why the team brought back practice squad C Darryl Williams during the middle of last week.

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