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Report: Packers' AJ Dillon Tests Positive for COVID-19, Out vs. 49ers


Packers running back AJ Dillon has tested positive for COVID-19, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero

Dillon's positive result came from Sunday's pregame COVID-19 testing ahead of Green Bay's game against the Vikings, reports Pelissero. The rookie played 17 snaps in the Packers' 28–22 loss to Minnesota. Through the first eight weeks of the season, the NFL and its medical experts have found no evidence of on-field transmission of the virus.

Later, the Packers placed Dillon on the reserve/COVID-19 list but would not comment on his medical status. Players can go on the reserve/COVID-19 list for either testing positive for COVID-19 or being in close contact with an infected person.

Dillon will miss the team's Thursday night matchup against the 49ers under the NFL's COVID-19 protocols, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter

The Packers reportedly held Monday's meetings virtually as a precaution following Dillon's positive test. Green Bay is concerned about members of its offense being in close contact with him, reports Schefter.

Dillon, the Packers' second-round pick in the 2020 NFL draft, has 23 carriers for 97 rushing yards this season.

News of his positive test comes hours after Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury said two unnamed players tested positive for the virus over the weekend. Kingsbury said contract tracing was "limited" and there were no positive tests on Sunday. Arizona is coming off a bye week and will handle Monday's practice as "business as usual."

Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey also announced on Monday that he tested positive for COVID-19 after playing in Sunday's game against the Steelers.