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REPORT: Packers LB Barnes tests positive for COVID-19

Green Bay Packers linebacker Krys Barnes (51) lines up for the snap during an NFL football game...
Green Bay Packers linebacker Krys Barnes (51) lines up for the snap during an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Patterson)(Matt Patterson | AP)
Published: Nov. 6, 2020 at 12:14 PM CST
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GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - Green Bay Packers LB Krys Barnes has tested positive for COVID-19, according to NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport.

Rapoport’s source tells him Barnes is not experiencing symptoms at this time.

Barnes left Thursday night’s game in the 2nd quarter after suffering a calf injury. The Packers defeated the San Francisco 49ers, 34-17. The 49ers were playing without several players who had been placed on the COVID-19 list.

Barnes, an undrafted rookie out of UCLA, will be placed on the team’s COVID-19 list per NFL protocol. There’s been no official word from the team.

Packers RB A.J. Dillon tested positive for COVID-19 after last Sunday’s game against Minneapolis. On Monday, the team placed Dillon on the reserve/COVID-19 list. NFL and Players Association policy states the list is for players who test positive or have been in close contact with an infected person.

The team says the Packers have entered the NFL’s intensive protocol and Dillon self-quarantined.

RB Jamaal Williams and LB Kamal Martin were on the reserve/COVID-19 list because they had “high-risk” close contact with Dillon. They were unable to play Thursday night.

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