Joey Bosa, Corey Linsley among 7 Chargers added to COVID-19 list – Daily News
The Chargers spent most of Monday learning the league’s new COVID-19 protocols without many of their players physically present for meetings.
Row rusher Joey Bosa, center Corey Linsley, defensive back Kemon Hall, cornerback Tevaughn Campbell, row rusher Chris Rumph II, wide receiver Andre Roberts and defensive back Trey Marshall have become the latest players to be added to the Chargers’ COVID-19 reserve list.
Chargers coach Brandon Staley ruled out Bosa and Hall for Sunday’s road game against the Houston Texans. Staley said other players on the virus list are day to day for their playing status.
Bosa is not vaccinated and perhaps that is why Staley quickly ruled him out for Sunday. Unvaccinated players who test positive for COVID-19 are required to self-quarantine for 10 days.
Linsley is vaccinated and has a high chance of playing in Houston due to recent changes implemented by the NFL to tackle the wave of COVID-19 that has ravaged team rosters in recent weeks.
Vaccinated players who test positive for COVID-19 and are asymptomatic only need to prove one negative test before being allowed to return to the squad. The previous protocol required two negative tests over a 48 hour period.
“I think it’s just a good strategy in terms of changing the return-to-play mechanism, especially with the vaccinated,” Staley said of the new COVID-19 protocols. “I think they’ve done a really good job of tracking the data, following the science in terms of how it plays out in the league. There have been so many asymptomatic positive cases. I think what they’re trying to do is avoid asymptomatic positives, those people who can’t play in the game, so I think changing their stance is what you need to do.
This story will be updated.