Source: Eagles safety tests positive for COVID-19, goes into isolation originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia
Eagles safety Marcus Epps has tested positive for COVID-19, a league source confirmed to NBC Sports Philadelphia on Thursday afternoon.
Epps is asymptomatic but is now in self-isolation.
The Eagles on Thursday afternoon, without naming Epps, confirmed that one of their players tested positive for COVID-19 and that individual had gone into self-isolation. Epps will likely be placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list soon.
“We are following the NFL-NFLPA intensive protocols and remain in close communication with the league on this matter,” the Eagles said in a statement.
NFL Network first reported the news on Thursday afternoon.
NFL vice president of communication Brian McCarthy shared what the “intensive protocols” in the league means:
Even though the Eagles are on a bye this week, they were at the NovaCare Complex for a work day on Wednesday and players are still getting tested daily even during the bye week.
The Eagles have had just one player land on the COVID-19 list this season. Offensive guard Matt Pryor went on the list in October and missed a game after someone close to him tested positive. Pryor never tested positive.
In late July, Lane Johnson, Jordan Mailata and Nathan Gerry all landed on the COVID-19 list but were removed in August. And Eagles head coach Doug Pederson also tested positive for COVID-19 before the season.