Colts Activate 5 Players From Reserve/COVID-19 List After NFL, NFLPA Update Isolation Protocols

The NFL and NFLPA agreed to updated COVID quarantine protocols on Tuesday, following the CDC's lead in shortening the mandatory isolation period for those who test positive for COVID-19 to five days. 

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On Tuesday, the NFL and NFLPA adopted new COVID-19 isolation protocols that align with the CDC's updated guidance, which recommends a five-day isolation period for players who test positive for COVID-19 and are asymptomatic.

The Colts on Wednesday activated five players from the Reserve/COVID-19 list: Right guard Mark Glowinski, left guard Quenton Nelson, defensive end Kemoko Turay, cornerback Rock Ya-Sin and tight end Farrod Green (practice squad).

All five players will be back in the building on Wednesday, head coach Frank Reich said.

The Colts now have nine players on the Reserve/COVID-19 list: Safety Jahleel Addae, cornerback T.J. Carrie, linebacker Malik Jefferson, linebacker Darius Leonard, running back Marlon Mack, wide receiver Zach Pascal, right tackle Braden Smith, safety Khari Willis and quarterback Carson Wentz.

Reich said the earliest Wentz could clear protocols is Sunday and "in theory" could play. Wentz will join meetings virtually this week in the event he is cleared to play Sunday against the Las Vegas Raiders. For now, though, Reich said rookie Sam Ehlinger is the Colts' starting quarterback.

The Colts additionally placed quarterback James Morgan and tight end Eli Wolf on the Practice Squad/COVID list on Wednesday.

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