Baker Lands on COVID-19 List

Alain Poupart

Third-year linebacker Jerome Baker was among the two players the Miami Dolphins placed on the reserve/COVID-19 on Friday along with defensive lineman Zach Sieler.

That's now four Dolphins players on the list, with the other two being fourth-year cornerback Cordrea Tankersley and rookie sixth-round pick Blake Ferguson.

Rookie defensive lineman Benito Jones was on the list before being activated off it a couple of days.

This new reserve list category was created for a player who either tests positive for COVID-19 or who has been quarantined after having been in close contact with an infected person or persons. If a player falls into either of these categories, their club is required to immediately place the player on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

Per agreed upon NFL-NFLPA policy, clubs are not permitted to comment on a player’s medical status other than referring to roster status. Clubs may not disclose whether a player is in quarantine or is positive for COVID-19.

Baker started 15 games last season and played 97 percent the defensive snaps, the highest total on the team.

Baker led the Dolphins in tackles with 126, a total that ranked 14th in the NFL. He had two forced fumbles and an interception, which came against Eli Manning and the New York Giants in December.

Sieler played three games for the Dolphins last season after being claimed off waivers from Baltimore and had one sack.

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Alain Poupart
Alain Poupart

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Definitely with you when it comes to online schooling. I'm the father of two middle school children and happy that Miami-Dade County PS has chosen that route that start off the next school year.

KimFitz
KimFitz

The more I (we) learn about Covid 19, the more I feel ALL SPORTS should be delayed. School should be on-line only, too (but that's another subject). It's easy to think if you get covid, you can recover from covid, right? Well, not so much since tests are showing LONG TERM damage is happening to all parts of the brain & body. This illness wreaks havoc. Some are calling it a disguised EUGENICS plan since it may not kill you immediately, but it will/may shorten your life. I'm not swaying you to think one way or another when it comes to conspiracy theories; this isnt the proper platform for that, but I will tell athletes to get ALL the info regarding Covid 19 since the quality of their lives are at stake


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