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Which Eagles players are on the COVID-19 list?

We break down the Eagles COVID-19 issues going into Week 17 with the latest news and list of players.

A detailed view of the Philadelphia Eagles logo at midfield prior to the game against the Dallas Cowboys at Lincoln Financial Field on November 1, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

The Philadelphia Eagles have managed to work their way into the playoff picture and head into Week 17 with control of their own fate. The team is 8-7 and holds the final NFC wild card berth. They are tied with the sixth place 49ers, and both teams currently sit a game up on the Vikings, Falcons, and Saints.

The Eagles have done a fairly good job avoiding COVID-19 outbreaks to date. They did place three players on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Monday, December 27, but players have been coming off the list pretty consistently. COVID-19 has already had a significant impact on the playoff race. Teams like the Ravens and Saints have had to play with key contributors sidelined and could miss the playoffs as a result. We’ll be updating this list over the final two weeks as the Eagles attempt to secure a wild card berth.

Eagles COVID-19 list

DE Derek Barnett (Placed Mon, Dec 27)
DB Andre Chachere (Placed Mon, Dec 27)

NFL COVID-19 protocols

The NFL changed its policy on Tuesday, December 28 following the CDC’s adjustment. If unvaccinated, a player must miss a minimum of five days if a close contact or a positive test. If they have not shown symptoms for at least 24 hours at the end of that five days, they are eligible to be activated.

A vaccinated player does not need to quarantine if a close contact, but does if they test positive. A vaccinated player can test out sooner than the five days if he is asymptomatic for at least 24 hours by one of the following options:

  1. He receivers two BRL PCR test results that are either negative or produce Cycle Threshold (CT) values of 35 or greater; OR
  2. He receive one BRL PCR test result that is either negative or produces CT values of 35 or greater and a negative Mesa test result from a test taken within 24 hours of the BRL PCR test. Both tests can be taken at the same time or less than 24 hours apart; OR
  3. He receives two negative MESA tests 24 hours after the initial swab was taken, but can be taken concurrently provided it’s two separate new swabs.