Chiefs Place Daniel Kilgore, Demarcus Robinson On COVID-19/Reserve List

The Kansas City Chiefs placed center Daniel Kilgore and wide receiver Demarcus Robinson on the COVID-19/Reserve list due to close contact.
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According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Kansas City Chiefs have placed center Daniel Kilgore and wide receiver Demarcus Robinson on the COVID-19/Reserve list due to close contact.

Neither player has tested positive for the virus. If they continue to test negative, they will be able to play in the Super Bowl.

Robinson has played in every game this season for the Chiefs, recording 45 catches for 466 yards and three touchdowns.

One of Robinson's three scores was the game-winning touchdown pass against the Atlanta Falcons. The 6-foot-1, 203-pound receiver's best game came against the Buffalo Bills in Week 6 when he hauled in 69 yards on five catches. Robinson has played in 64.52% of the Chiefs' offensive snaps this season.

Robinson has also recorded 46 special teams snaps this season. He has a total of two returns on the year for -13 yards.

Kilgore has also contributed to the team this season. When starting center Austin Reiter was dealing with an injury, Kilgore started in Weeks 6, 7 and 8. Kilgore only played in five snaps before starting in Week 17 against the Los Angeles Chargers when Kansas City rested its starters.

The 6-foot-3, 291-pound guard has accumulated an overall PFF grade of 68.2 this season and a pass-blocking grade of 74.2.

Both Kilgore and Robinson are unrestricted free agents in 2021 after signing one-year deals for this season. 

Tuesday Update: Further details surrounding the close contacts have emerged via Tom Pellissero of NFL Network on NFL.com.

TAMPA, Fla. -- A barber who recently cut the hair of two Chiefs players received a positive test result for COVID-19 on Sunday, per sources, leading to receiver Demarcus Robinson and center Daniel Kilgore landing on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday, six days before Super Bowl LV.
Neither Robinson nor Kilgore has tested positive and all parties were masked during the encounters, lowering the chance of transmission, sources say. But given the duration and proximity, both were deemed high-risk close contacts of the barber and had to be placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

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