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Demarcus Robinson cleared from COVID-19 list, Daniel Kilgore needs one more day

COVID-19 hits the Chiefs before Super Bowl LV.

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Demarcus Robinson (11) runs the ball against Los Angeles Chargers cornerback Tevaughn Campbell (37) during the second half at Arrowhead Stadium. Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

FEB 5 UPDATE: Demarcus Robinson has been cleared to practice on Friday, per Tom Pelissero. He was placed on the COVID-19 injured reserve list due to a close contact, but has tested negative all week since the contact and is on track to play in Super Bowl 55.

The Kansas City Chiefs had two players placed on the Reserve/COVID list on Monday, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Wide receiver Demarcus Robinson and backup center Daniel Kilgore both had close contacts push them to the list. Since they didn’t test positive, they still have a chance to be ready for the Super Bowl if they can get all negative tests between now and then.

The good news for the Chiefs here is that both players aren’t integral pieces of the offense. Robinson has seen big snap counts this season and has put up some decent numbers at times, but in the AFC Championship he was relegated to backing up Byron Pringle. As long as Sammy Watkins can suit up this week, Robinson will be relegated even further down the depth chart.

Kilgore saw some work early in the season, but hasn’t played since Week 7. He could be needed for depth during the game though, and the Chiefs are hurting for offensive linemen going into this matchup. These are two players they’d rather have available than not, but their absence wouldn’t be deeply felt on the field.