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