Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Antonio Brown placed on reserve/COVID-19 list

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wideout Antonio Brown has been placed on the COVID-19 list Wednesday after testing positive. The positive diagnosis leaves Brown’s status for Week 3’s showdown against the Rams in Los Angeles up in the air.

Since Brown is vaccinated, he will need to produce two negative tests within 24 hours to play in the game between the two undefeated teams. In early September, the Buccaneers became the second team in the NFL to have all of their players, coaches and staff fully vaccinated.

The Buccaneers are making their first road trip of the season for Sunday’s game against the Rams; because the game is across the country, it could potentially complicate the timeline for Brown’s availability. Teams typically fly to their opponent’s city the day before games, meaning that for Brown to make it on the team flight, his second negative tests would likely need to be cleared by Saturday morning before the flight.

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