MIAMI, FL – The Miami Dolphins, on Thursday afternoon, announced that the team added three players to the reserve/COVID-19 list as preparations for Sunday’s NFL Week 10 matchup with the Los Angeles Chargers continues.
Following the news that wide receiver Lynn Bowden Jr. was activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list, Miami also confirmed that linebacker Kyle Van Noy, defensive tackle Christian Wilkins and receiver Matt Cole were added to the list.
It is understood that the trio were placed on the list because they either tested positive for COVID-19 or are considered high-risk close contacts to someone who returned a positive test.
Bowden Jr. was activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list after spending five days away from the team and missed Sunday’s game. Check Out the NFL Standings
This news mean all three players are in doubt for Sunday’s game with the Chargers.
Both Wilkins and Van Noy played in last Sunday’s Week 9 victory over the Arizona Cardinals, and are key starters on Miami’s No. 4 scoring defense. A member of the coach staff confirmed that if they were to miss Sunday’s game, it would be a big blow to the team.
Wide receiver Matt Cole is a member of the practice squad.
On Sunday news broke that an assistant coach of the Dolphins tested positive for COVID-19 last Friday, which resulted in four additional assistant coaches missing the game in Arizona after contact tracing. Miami Dolphins Missing 5 Assistants Due To COVID-19
It is being reported that at least one of those coaches returned to practice this week.