It is training camp season which means pet cats are all the rage, and this year it is likely that some people had their eyes set on a certain wide receiver.
The Dallas Cowboys happen to have one of the best wide receiver groups in the NFL, but interestingly the bottom part of the depth chart is somewhat open. There is room for competition and for a name to surprise people.
Of course training camp and the upcoming season are going to be more unique than ever due to the world as we know it, amid Covid-19. The coronavirus already infiltrated the world of the Dallas Cowboys when running back Ezekiel Elliott tested positive, but there is some new news on that front.
Jon’Vea Johnson has been placed on the reserve/COVID list
As mentioned training camp has already begun and players are at team facilities. Organizations are going to have to work through protocols as they relate to Covid-19, and there is a new reserve/COVID list as a result. Cowboys receiver Jon’Vea Johnson has been placed on it.
Six NFL players have been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list, per today’s transaction wire: pic.twitter.com/arAFUvJaAM— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) July 26, 2020
This is all obviously new which means there are going to be a lot of questions. There had reportedly been 59 players to test positive for Covid-19 last week, and many questions exist in the wake of that.
The NFL has apparently devised the reserve/COVID list as an effort to combat their current climate. Here is an explanation as to exactly what this is.
This new reserve list category was created 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. If a player falls into either of these categories, their club is required to immediately place the player on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Per agreed upon NFL-NFLPA policy, clubs are not permitted to comment on player’s medical status other than referring to roster status. Clubs may not disclose whether player is in quarantine or is positive for COVID-19.
Jon’Vea Johnson is a second-year wide receiver with the team so there are people who are excited to see what he could bring early on. He is the first Cowboys player to receive this particular designation, although there are a handful of other players across the league to receive it with him as well.
All the best to Jon’Vea Johnson.