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Jaguars QB Gardner Minshew II among 5 placed on Reserve/COVID-19 list

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As the NFL makes plans to begin its’ 2020 season, a total of eight Jaguars are on this list

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The Jaguars have placed an additional five players on the team’s reserve/COVID-19 list, among them QB Gardner Minshew II, RB Ryquell Armstead, TE Charles Jones, WR Michel Walker, and S Andrew Wingard.

Jones was placed back on the list due to part of the NFL’s new Reserve/COVID-19 procedures. He was removed earlier today.

Being placed on the NFL’s Reserve/COVID-19 list doesn’t mean that every player is positive. According to NFL criteria, being placed on this list means a player tested positive or has been quarantined after being in close contact with someone who has tested positive.

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.

Along with Minshew, Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford remain the only two starting quarterbacks currently on the reserve/COVID-19 list in the NFL.

The Jaguars and all 31 other teams across the NFL have yet to begin training camp practices as they still remain in an acclimation period, which includes testing, conditioning and normal walkthroughs.

As of today, there are eight Jaguars on the Reserve/COVID-19 list: Minshew, Jones, Wingard, Walker, Armstead, rookie offensive lineman Tre-Your Wallace-Sims and veterans cornerback Parry Nickerson and offensive lineman Ryan Pope.

The team’s roster currently stands at 81, which includes today’s signing of DL Adam Gotsis.