Chiefs place FB Anthony Sherman on reserve/COVID-19 list

Ryan Young
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The Kansas City Chiefs have placed fullback Anthony Sherman on the reserve/COVID-19 list because he was exposed to the coronavirus, Yahoo Sports’ Terez Paylor confirmed on Tuesday afternoon.

The reserve/COVID-19 list is used both for players who have tested positive for the coronavirus themselves or if they have been exposed to someone who has.

Sherman latest Chiefs player placed on reserve/COVID-19 list

Sherman is in his eighth season with the Chiefs, and has one reception so far this season — an underhanded toss from Patrick Mahomes which he took five yards for a touchdown in their win against the Baltimore Ravens last month.

Sherman, 31, is the latest in the league to land on the list in recent weeks and at least the second Chiefs player to do so since the season started, joining practice squad quarterback Jordan Ta’amu. A Kansas City strength and conditioning coach reportedly tested positive for the coronavirus on Saturday, which prompted the team to start contact tracing. It’s unclear if Sherman’s exposure to the virus is related.

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The team also played New England in Week 4 amid a minor outbreak within the Patriots organization. New England has placed two players on that list in the days following that matchup and sent quarterback Cam Newton to the list just before the game.

The Chiefs were set to take on the Buffalo Bills on Thursday, though that game was pushed to Monday instead amid a massive rescheduling effort by the league due to the pandemic.

Sherman has taken 33 offensive snaps and 98 special teams snaps so far this season. It’s unknown when he will be activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list.

Kansas City Chiefs running back Anthony Sherman
Anthony Sherman, Yahoo Sports' Terez Paylor confirmed, did not test positive himself but was exposed to someone who did. (Mark Goldman/Icon Sportswire/Getty Images)

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