The Kansas City Chiefs made two significant transactions on Monday of Super Bowl week when they placed center Daniel Kilgore and wide receiver Demarcus Robinson on the COVID-19 injured reserve list. They were placed on the list due to close contacts, as opposed to testing positive for COVID-19. If they continue to test negative this week, they’ll be available for Super Bowl 55 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
If a player does test positive for COVID-19 this week, they will miss the Super Bowl. The league’s minimum timeline for return is ten days, which dates back to last Friday. Thus far, nobody has tested positive for the virus as game week gets underway.
Both teams are in Tampa and isolating outside of practice and meetings. The league held its annual media day — now branded “Opening Night” — on Monday and it was held entirely via Zoom video calls. All player and coach availability is via Zoom throughout this week.