The Buffalo Bills announced on Saturday that cornerback Josh Norman has tested positive for COVID-19.
The team also announced that cornerback Levi Wallace, safety Dean Marlowe and tight end Tyler Kroft did not travel with the team to Arizona for their game against the Cardinals due to COVID-19 protocols. They were deemed to be in close contact with Norman and were all placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list.
Defensive assistant coach Leonard Johnson also did not make the trip, which went on as scheduled for the rest of the team. The Bills play the Cardinals Sunday at 4:05 p.m. EST.
Safety Micah Hyde, who injured his ankle during Thursday’s practice, is listed as questionable to play, so the loss of three more defensive backs could leave the group thin facing the Cardinals, who are the top-ranked offense in terms of yards per-game.
Teams are allowed one-for-one replacements for any active players placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list. They are also allowed two elevations from the practice squad each week.
The team announced that linebacker Darron Lee, cornerbacks Dane Jackson and Daryl Worley, safety Josh Thomas, and wide receiver Jake Kumerow were all elevated from the practice squad for the contest.
Here is the official release from the team regarding the moves:
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