Jaylen Samuels, James Washington placed on COVID-19 list

Jaylen Samuels, James Washington placed on COVID-19 list
Pittsburgh Steelers helmets are on the field during practice at NFL football training camp in Latrobe, Pa., Sunday, July 30, 2017 . (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

PITTSBURGH — Steelers running back Jaylen Samuels and wide receiver James Washington were placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Sunday. Samuels and Washington become the most high profile players to be placed on the COVID-19 list so far.

Four players are now on that list including Justin Layne and Arrion Springs.

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The reserve/COVID-19 list was created for a player who either tests positive for COVID-19 or who has been quarantined after having been in close contact with an infected person(s). If a player falls into either of these categories, their club is required to immediately place the player on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Per agreed upon NFL-NFLPA policy, clubs are not permitted to comment on player’s medical status other than referring to roster status. Clubs may not disclose whether player is in quarantine or is positive for COVID-19.

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In addition to placing those players on the list, the team also released a number of players. J.T. Barrett, Ralph Webb, Quadree Henderson, Christian Montano, Christian Kuntz, Dewayne Hendrix, Tyree Kinnel and Josiah Coatney. Henderson played at Pitt and Kuntz played at Duquesne.

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