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

We have a running list of Saints 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.

A detail view of the word Saints is seen on a New Orleans Saints helmet in action during a game between the Chicago Bears and the New Orleans Saints on November 01, 2020 at Soldier Stadium, in Chicago, IL. Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The New Orleans Saints will host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the Divisional round of the 2021 NFL Playoffs. The game is scheduled for Sunday, January 17th. Kickoff is at 6:40 p.m. ET and 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 Saints.

COVID-19 reserve list: New Orleans Saints


Players activated from COVID-IR during playoffs

Latavius Murray, RB — Added January 2 — Activated January 6
Dwayne Washington, RB — Added January 2 — Activated January 6
Michael Burton, FB — Added January 2 — Activated January 6
Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, DB — Added ___ — Activated January 8
Alvin Kamara, RB — Added January 1 — Activated January 9
D.J. Swearinger, DB — Added January 2 — Activated January 11