After being placed on the team’s reserve/COVID list on Monday, Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Demarcus Robinson has been cleared to play in Super Bowl LV against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this Sunday, according to a report from NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.
All clear on COVID tests for both the #Chiefs and #Bucs today, source said.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) February 5, 2021
Demarcus Robinson’s exposure was a day before teammate Daniel Kilgore’s, which is why he’s cleared today. If Kilgore tests negative again, he can be cleared tomorrow. https://t.co/mhYOM60dsk
Both Robinson and backup center Daniel Kilgore were placed on the COVID list after being in close contact with a barber the Chiefs had brought into the facility over the weekend. The barber had tested negative for the coronavirus in each of the previous five days, but a quick test administered on Sunday came back positive. The Chiefs moved quickly — getting Kilgore out of the chair before his haircut was finished — but were nonetheless obligated to put both players on the list.
According to reports, neither Robinson or Kilgore has had a positive test since their exposure to the individual. As Pelissero noted, Robinson’s close contact occurred on Saturday, while Kilgore’s took place on Sunday. If Kilgore tests negative for one more day, he will also be eligible to play in the championship game.