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Jaguars RB Ryquell Armstead out for the season after being hospitalized twice for COVID-19

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Jacksonville Jaguars running back Ryquell Armstead will reportedly miss the remainder of the 2020 NFL season after being hospitalized twice due to COVID-19 complications, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Armstead has been on the team’s reserve/COVID-19 list since September 4.

Jacksonville has recently been confined to the league’s “intensive protocols” which have remained in place for a little over a week. Some of the protocols — such as masks, tracers, and social distancing — have continued to be implemented throughout the offseason and into the season.

There were, however, some changes to the team’s protocols, including:

  • All player meetings will be conducted virtually.
  • Both the weight room and locker room will have capacity limits at all times.
  • Player activity inside facility will include meals, lifting, medical and rehab and practice.
  • Practice or walk through is allowed on practice field or in the flex field.
  • Daily PCR tests will continue will continue to be required for all players. All players, coaches and Tier 1 and Tier 2 staff members must produce negative results from the previous day before they are permitted in facility.
  • Masks and Kinexon contact tracers must continue to be worn at all times while at the facility.

Throughout the league, teams have seen a rise in COVID-19 positive test results. However, the NFL has quickly amended its schedule to accommodate teams that have had to delay or postpone games as a result. The Tennessee Titans played the Buffalo Bills on a Tuesday and then played another game on Sunday against the Houston Texans, for example.