The Jacksonville Jaguars have placed starting quarterback Gardner Minshew and four teammates, including two of his roommates, on the covid-19 list.
Running back Ryquell Armstead, tight end Charles Jones, receiver Michael Walker and safety Andrew Wingard also were placed on the list Sunday. Jones had been activated from the covid-19 list earlier in the day.
Minshew, Walker and Wingard have been roommates a little more than a year. Also Sunday, the Jaguars activated rookie defensive tackle DaVon Hamilton and starting right tackle Jawaan Taylor from the covid-19 list.
The covid-19 list is for a player who tests positive for coronavirus or has been quarantined after being in close contact with someone infected. NFL teams are not allowed to disclose whether the player is in quarantine or is positive for covid-19.
The Jaguars also signed fifth-year defensive end Adam Gotsis days after two linemen opted out of the season because of the coronavirus pandemic. Veterans Al Woods and Lerentee McCray decided not to play in 2020, creating a need for depth along Jacksonville’s defensive front.
Gotsis spent the last four years in Denver, where he notched 109 tackles, 13 passes defensed, five sacks and two forced fumbles. He was a second-round draft pick in 2016. He played in nine games in 2019, finishing with 16 tackles. He missed the final three games because of a knee injury.
The Jaguars are expected to hold their first training camp practice on Aug. 12.