KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Chiefs fullback Anthony Sherman has landed on the reserve/COVID-19 list, according to multiple reports.
Sherman was placed on the list, which the NFL created for players who test positive or have possibly been exposed to the virus, on Tuesday, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Chiefs' FB Anthony Sherman added to Reserve/COVID 19 list, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 13, 2020
Sherman reportedly has not tested positive, but instead was exposed to someone who tested positive, according to multiple reports.
Chiefs FB Anthony Sherman was placed on the COVID-19 reserve list because he was exposed to someone who tested positive, not because of a positive test, a source tells @YahooSports. @AlbertBreer had that first.— Terez A. Paylor (@TerezPaylor) October 13, 2020
Per NFL policy, Sherman must receive medical clearance to be reinstated from the reserve/COVID-19 list. He will be subject to increased testing and additional monitoring for possible symptoms by team medical personnel.
Based on a policy revision provided Monday to teams, Sherman won't be allowed at the Chiefs' facility for at least five days since his last close contact even if he never develops symptoms.
A major change to the NFL-NFLPA protocols distributed to clubs Monday: Anyone with "high risk" close contact exposure to a COVID-19 positive individual must be isolated for at least 5 days, even if the person is negative and remains asymptomatic. pic.twitter.com/VBYoFAKmWx— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) October 13, 2020
Sherman — who only has one catch this season, a 5-yard touchdown on a cheeky underhand shovel pass at Baltimore, and two carries for two yards — plays a key role on special teams for Kansas City.
The Chiefs’ next game is scheduled for 4 p.m. on Monday at the Buffalo Bills. The game was originally scheduled for Thursday night, but moved after the Bills' Week 5 game with the Tennessee Titans was postponed from Sunday to Tuesday.
Sherman's status for the game remains undetermined.
So far, only one Chiefs player, practice squad quarterback Jordan Ta'amu , is known to have tested positive for COVID-19.
However, a strength and conditioning coach for the team reportedly tested positive last weekend.