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Who is on the Bucs COVID-19 IR list in the 2021 NFL Playoffs

We have a running list of Bucs players placed on the COVID-IR list during the 2021 NFL playoffs. These players either tested positive for coronavirus or were designated a close contact.

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will travel to face the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship game in the 2021 NFL Playoffs. The game is set for Saturday, January 24th with kick off at 3:05 p.m. ET. The game will air on FOX.

COVID-19 has created roster issues for every single team in the NFL. For the 2020 season, the NFL created a Reserve/COVID-19 list, similar to the Injured Reserve list. Players are placed on the “COVID IR” when they test positive or have been in close contact with someone who tested positive for the coronavirus. As the 2021 NFL Playoffs begin, this list could have a significant impact on coaching, staff and player availability through the post-season.

Here, we’ll track which players have been placed on the reserve list from the Bucs.

COVID-19 reserve list: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Kevin Minter, LB — Added January 11

Players activated from COVID-IR during playoffs

Shaquil Barrett, OLB — Added January 1 — Activated January 6
Devin White, ILB — Added January 1 — Activated January 11
Steve McLendon, DL — Added January 1 — Activated January 11