That’s unfortunate: The defensive end of New Orleans Saints Cameron Jordan was assigned to the NFL’s reserve list for COVID-19 Monday after a positive test result, according to the NFL’s daily transaction thread. Amie Just of The Times-Picayune Advocate reported that Jordan is fully vaccinated and asymptomatic meaning he can return to the team once he tests negative on two consecutive days.
But it still jeopardizes his status for Sunday’s road race with the New York Jets. Jordan has never missed a game since the Saints selected him in the 2011 NFL draft from California, putting in one of the best iron-man performances in franchise history. Hopefully he can recover quickly and keep his run of 172 games alive.
New Orleans is terribly skinny if he can’t go. Carl Granderson and Jalyn Holmes are their only sane defensive goals with Jordan out; Marcus Davenport has recently missed time with a shoulder injury, while Payton Turner and Tanoh Kpassagnon are on reserve.
A group that looked awfully strong over the summer has been reduced to a point where defensive tackles like David Onyemata may need to step out to keep the rotation intact. To Jordan a full and speedy recovery.
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