The Buffalo Bills have moved running back T.J. Yeldon to the COVID-19 reserve list after he tested positive for the coronavirus, the team announced on Sunday evening. The Bills announced that Yeldon would not make the trip to Foxborough for Monday’s game against the New England Patriots.
Yeldon has played sparingly this year as the team’s emergency running back behind Zack Moss and Devin Singletary. In three appearances, Yeldon has ten carries for 70 yards and a 22-yard receiving touchdown.
The Bills did not announce any further quarantines for running backs or other players on the roster, suggesting that Yeldon might have been the only one affected here. That’s a good sign for Buffalo, who would like another win to improve their chances at a high seed for the playoffs.
The Bills may now opt to activate practice-squad running back Antonio Williams (or another practice-squad player) as a COVID-19 replacement, even if said player would likely be a healthy scratch.
Here’s to wishing a full and speedy recovery for Yeldon as he navigates the coronavirus treatment.