Seahawks place 6 more on COVID list; Rams’ Jalen Ramsey cleared

Dec 19, 2021, 3:12 PM
Seahawks D.J. Reed...
CB D.J. Reed of the Seattle Seahawks is escorted off the field in an NFC Wild Card game on Jan. 9. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)
(Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)

The Seattle Seahawks placed six more players on the reserve/COVID-19 list Sunday, including starting cornerback D.J. Reed and starting right tackle Brandon Shell.

Thursday: Seahawks place Tyler Lockett, Alex Collins on COVID list

Also placed on the COVID-19 list were special teams standout Travis Homer, defensive lineman Kerry Hyder Jr., and practice squad offensive lineman Pier-Olivier Lestage and cornerback Mike Jackson.

The six players join wide receiver Tyler Lockett and running back Alex Collins who were placed on the list on Thursday.

Seattle was originally scheduled to play the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, but the game was moved to 4 p.m. Tuesday because of COVID-19 issues with the Rams. Tuesday’s game will air live on 710 ESPN Seattle and KIRO Radio 97.3 FM beginning with the pregame show at 1 p.m. For details on how to stream the game, click here.

Rams update

Jalen Ramsey has been cleared to play for the Los Angeles Rams on Tuesday night against Seattle.

The 2020 All-Pro defensive back was the biggest name on the Rams’ vast reserve/COVID-19 list, which has contained at least 29 players over the past two weeks. He went on the list a few hours before the Rams’ victory at Arizona last Monday night.

Ramsey plays an important, do-everything role on the Rams’ defense, and his absence was obvious against the Cardinals. Kyler Murray passed for 383 yards in the Rams’ 30-23 win.

The Rams still have 23 players on the reserve/COVID -19 list, most prominently linebacker Von Miller, safety Jordan Fuller, right tackle Rob Havenstein and tight end Tyler Higbee.

The Rams also activated running back Jake Funk from injured reserve, and coach Sean McVay said the rookie will play Tuesday. Funk was thought to be out for the season after he injured his hamstring early in the year.

Los Angeles (9-4) will move even with the Cardinals (10-4) atop the NFC West if it beats the Seahawks (5-8), although the Cardinals hold the tiebreaker through division victories.

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