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A Dozen Philadelphia Eagles Catch COVID

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The Eagles just had TWELVE players test positive for COVID today, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero. Luckily for them, the CDC and NFL changed their protocols on a whim, which will potentially clear them all to play by week 18’s matchup with the Cowboys.

Fletcher Cox, Dallas Goedert, Jason Kelce, Genard Avery, Marcus Epps, Nate Herbig, Jordan Howard, Avonte Maddox, Rodney McLeod, Boston Scott, Alex Singleton, and Jack Stoll.

Practically the whole freakin’ team, but there’s a huge takeaway here:

The players that’ve tested positive today, at least according to the current protocols, should be free from testing for two to three months — AKA throughout an entire postseason run.

If all these players have to miss week 18 and it’ll allow them to play in a meaningful wildcard round, so be it. It’s still an abomination that players are still being tested when the virus presents zero threat whether they’re vaccinated or not.

We’ll get there eventually — it’s just taking far longer than it should.

 

Written by Gary Sheffield, Jr

Gary Sheffield Jr is the son of should-be MLB Hall of Famer, Gary Sheffield. He covers basketball and baseball for OutKick.com, chats with the Purple and Gold faithful on LakersNation, and shitposts on Twitter. You can follow him at GarySheffieldJr

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