CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Carolina Panthers positioned kicker Joey Slye and backup offensive sort out Trent Scott on the reserve/COVID-19 checklist on Wednesday, the third and fourth Carolina gamers to be added to the checklist since Friday.
Slye and Scott have been positioned on the checklist as a result of they got here in shut contact with somebody with COVID-19, a supply advised ESPN’s Adam Schefter. They could possibly be out there for Sunday’s recreation in the event that they go 5 days with no optimistic take a look at since their final contact with the person who examined optimistic. They haven’t been on the facility since Sunday.
The transfer got here two days after guard Michael Schofield was positioned on the checklist and the workforce requested gamers, coaches and workers members to work remotely on Monday and Tuesday. Backup guard/heart Tyler Larsen was added to the checklist final Friday. A league supply confirmed that he got here again with a optimistic take a look at.
The power was reopened to gamers, coaches and workers members Wednesday as Carolina (3-3) continued preparation for Sunday’s recreation at New Orleans (3-2) beneath the NFL’s intensive protocol.
The protocol requires digital conferences however permits practices so long as gamers put on masks or shields along with gloves.
The addition of Slye to the checklist means the Panthers should add a kicker to the roster. They introduced in kicker Casey Bednarski for a go to on Monday. In accordance with a league supply, he has begun the six-day testing course of essential to be eligible to play.
Bednarski is a former Minnesota State-Mankato kicker who set a Northern Solar Intercollegiate Convention and college document with a 63-yard area aim in September 2017.
The Panthers additionally introduced in kickers Austin Parker and Taylor Bertolet on Monday and so they even have begun testing as a part of Carolina’s contingency plan.