Report: Chiefs WR Demarcus Robinson cleared to return to practice after COVID-19 scare

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The Kansas City Chiefs will get one player back from the reserve/COVID-19 list on Friday.

According to a report from NFL Networks Tom Pelissero, Chiefs WR Demarcus Robinson has been cleared to return to practice and will be activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list on Friday.

Robinson, along with backup C Daniel Kilgore, were placed on the list after coming into close contact with a barber that tested positive for the virus. Robinson has tested negative every day since his close contact and will be eligible to play in Super Bowl LV.

Robinson is one of the veteran receivers on the team. He has a reputation of being one of Patrick Mahomes’ top targets when plays break down and he works outside of the structure of the offense.

As for Kilgore, who’s had a sense of humor about the whole situation, he’s also continued to test negative every day. The reason that he’s not yet cleared from the protocol is that his contact with the barber happened a day after Robinson according to Pelissero.

Kilgore will have to test negative again tomorrow in order to be cleared in time for Super Bowl LV. The Chiefs aren’t scheduled to fly into Tampa Bay until tomorrow evening, so there will be more than enough time to get Kilgore tested and cleared to fly in with the rest of his teammates.