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Packers linebacker Krys Barnes tests positive for COVID-19 following 49ers game

Report: Green Bay Packers player tests positive for COVID-19 after playing in 49ers game
Posted at 10:55 AM, Nov 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-06 16:37:37-05

GREEN BAY -- Green Bay Packers linebacker Krys Barnes, who participated in Thursday night's game against the San Francisco 49ers, has tested positive for COVID-19.

The Packers confirmed that both Barnes, and QB Jordan Love, who is Barnes' roommate in Green Bay, have been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

ESPN's NFL Insider Adam Schefter was the first to report the news on Twitter:

The NFL Network's Ian Rapoport later clarified that it was Barnes who had tested positive, and that he was currently asymptomatic.

The report, just hours after the Packers' 34-17 romp over the 49ers, means Barnes and Love will join RBs AJ Dillon and Jamaal Wiliams, as well as LB Kamal Martin, on the COVID/reserve list.

On Monday, November 2, the Packers announced that RB AJ Dillon had tested positive for the coronavirus, which led to the team holding virtual meetings on Monday as a precaution. Thursday's game was still played as scheduled.

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