According to a report from ESPN’s Field Yates, Kansas City Chiefs fullback Anthony Sherman has been placed on the team’s Reserve/COVID-19 list.
The Chiefs have placed FB Anthony Sherman on the Reserve/COVID-19 list.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) October 13, 2020
However, it’s important to note that according to another report from Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer, Sherman has been placed on the list not because he has tested positive for the coronavirus, but because he has been exposed to an individual who has tested positive.
Per source, Chiefs FB Anthony Sherman landed on the COVID-19 list bc he was exposed to the virus, not due to a positive test.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) October 13, 2020
For this reason, Sherman’s changed status is not likely to impact whether Monday night’s game against the Buffalo Bills will be played as scheduled. This just means the Chiefs are taking the prudent step of keeping him out of the building during the incubation period — and the Chiefs will have another roster spot available if they need to elevate a practice squad player to the active roster for Monday’s game.
Our understanding is that once a player has been placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list, a player must be asymptomatic for at least 10 days before they can be returned to the active roster — so we assume that Sherman will be unavailable for the Monday night game. He generally gets a relatively small number of offensive snaps, but is a big contributor on special teams.