While the Jaguars were able to activate rookie cornerback Josiah Scott of of the team’s reserve/COVID-19 list earlier today, the team announced that both veteran cornerback Parry Nickerson and tight end Charles Jones have been placed on the list.
This brings the total of Jaguars players on the reserve/COVID-19 list to seven, including rookies defensive tackle DaVon Hamilton, cornerback Luq Barcoo and offensive lineman Tre’Vour Wallace-Simms, along with veteran offensive linemen Jawaan Taylor and Ryan Pope.
Nickerson was originally signed by the Jaguars in October of 2019 before being placed on the practice squad and once again activated to the 53-man roster later in the season. In four games last season, Nickerson started one game and has accounted for six tackles while with the team.
The reserve/COVID-19 list is a new reserve category created by the NFL 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.
Scott is currently the only player to have been removed from the list thus far. For players that are listed on the team’s reserve/COVID-19 list, the minimum period is commensurate with the applicable mandatory testing and/or quarantine time required by the NFL/NFLPA Testing and/or Treatment Protocols to clear that player.
With Jaguars veterans reporting to training camp this week and next week, it is expected that some players may need time away due to either testing positive or in need of quarantining due to having close contact with a person or persons that have been infected by the coronavirus.
The Jaguars roster currently stands at 83 with seven players on the team’s reserve/COVID-19 list and one reserve/franchise player, Yannick Ngakoue, yet to sign his tender.