Washington has placed tight end Logan Thomas on the reserve/COVID-19 list to begin training camp, the team announced Wednesday.
We have placed TE Logan Thomas on the Reserve/COVID-19 list.— Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) July 29, 2020
By being placed on the list, it does not necessarily mean Thomas contracted the virus. Players can be added to the reserve/COVID-19 list if they have come in contact with someone else who has contracted the virus.
However, if Thomas did test positive for COVID-19, there are certain protocols the tight end must pass in order to return to the field.
For players that test positive and are symptomatic, they can only return to the field once 10 days have passed since they first started feeling symptoms and at least 72 hours have gone by without experiencing any symptoms.
But, if a player tests positive and is asymptomatic, the return to football is a tad quicker. Players can return after five days from the original positive test, but they must receive two negative PCR tests that are 24 hours apart within that five-day span. Otherwise, asymptomatic players must also wait for 10 days to pass from the original positive test.
When Thomas does return to the field, the 29-year-old will be competing for playing time with Jeremy Sprinkle, Richard Rodgers, Hale Hentges and undrafted free agent Thaddeus Moss. The tight end unit is arguably the worst position group on the team, so the burgundy and gold could use some contribution from Thomas in any way they can get.
However, time is on Thomas' side, as real practices don't begin for another couple of weeks.
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Washington places TE Logan Thomas on the reserve/COVID-19 list originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington