Ben Roethlisberger Among Four Steelers Added To Team's COVID-19 Reserve List

Ben Roethlisberger Among Four Steelers Added To Team’s COVID-19 Reserve List

Ben Roethlisberger Among Four Steelers Added To Team’s COVID-19 Reserve List

Add the Steelers to the list of NFL teams who’ve had to use the Reserve/COVID-19 list during the 2020 season. The Steelers announced on Tuesday they’ve placed QB Ben Roethlisberger, OL Jerald Hawkins, RB Jaylen Samuels, and LB Vince Williams on the Reserve/COVID-19 List.

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Those players will reportedly be isolated for five days and aren’t allowed to enter the Steelers’ facility.

Each of them, according to the Steelers, will need to pass COVID-19 tests throughout the week before they are eligible to play against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.

The players can still be involved in the team’s preparation for the Bengals, though, just not in-person. Per the Steelers, they are allowed to join virtual meetings.

According to PGH Post-Gazette’s Gerry Dulac, Roethlisberger tested negative.

The quarterback has thrown for 1,934 yards, with 18 touchdowns and only four interceptions this season.

Roethlisberger still could play Sunday, similar to what happened with Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, who was placed on the Lions’ Reserve/COVID-19 list last week but was able to suit up and start the game on Sunday, according to the NFL.

As the Steelers report, the team also placed tight end Vance McDonald on the Reserve/COVID-19 list Monday evening.

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The NFL’s Reserve/COVID-19 List is the “new reserve list category (that) 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 or persons,” according to the Minnesota Vikings.

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