JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Tuesday morning, the Jaguars announced that Quarterback Gardner Minshew II and Safety Andrew Wingard were added to the team’s active roster. Minshew was among the players who the Jaguars announced Sunday had been placed on the team’s Reserve/COVID-19 list.
Running back Ryquell Armstead, wide receiver Michael Walker and safety Andrew Wingard were also placed on the team’s list.
Tight end Charles Jones was on the list, as well, but the Jaguars previously announced that he was on it.
The Reserve/COVID-19 list is new this year. Players who are added to the list haven’t necessarily tested positive for the coronavirus. Those who are placed on it have either tested positive or are in quarantine after being around an infected person or being in contact with someone who is thought to have the virus.
Teams and agents are not allowed to disclose the reason why a player is added to that list. Players are free to disclose the reason why they are on there.
If a player tests positive for the coronavirus but is asymptomatic, he has to have 2 negative tests within five days after the positive test. If he tests positive and is showing symptoms, he has to wait 72 hours after his last symptoms, and 10 days have passed since the first symptoms appeared. If he’s only been exposed to an infected person, he just needs a second negative test within 24 hours of the initial negative test. They’ll also be tested for the next 8 days and will be regularly tested after that.