According to a report from NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, the entire defensive coaching staff for the Jaguars was out of the building for today due to COVID-19 protocols. A positive test result triggered the new protocols, according to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo.
A positive test triggered this, sources say. https://t.co/FZAqv8fDxZ— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) November 24, 2020
On Sunday, the Jaguars noted that defensive line coach Jason Rebrovich would not coach the team’s matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers due to COVID-19 protocols. In his place was defensive assistant Dwayne Stukes to handle Rebrovich’s game day responsibilities.
Contact tracing is currently underway, however it has not yet been made clear who will be available for practice or Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns.
Earlier today, the Jaguars announced that kicker Chase McLaughlin would be placed on the team’s reserve/COVID-19 list. Players placed on the list either tested positive for COVID-19 or were in close contact with a person or persons who has tested positive for COVID-19. The Jaguars currently have kicker Aldrick Rosas on its practice squad if McLaughlin is unable to kick on Sunday.
The Jaguars have not yet provided an update regarding the report that the team’s entire defensive coaching staff being out of the building today. Tomorrow is the first time the team is scheduled to meet again for this week’s practices as they prepare to play the Browns at home on Sunday.