Two members of the Buffalo Bills practice squad have been added to the team’s practice squad COVID-19 list. QB Jake Fromm and WR Tanner Gentry were placed on the list Tuesday. We don’t know yet if this is from a positive test or a close contact.
If Fromm or Gentry tested positive for COVID-19, the unvaccinated players in their position rooms would be under scrutiny as close contacts. The league would check tracking data as well as video footage and conduct interviews of the players, if necessary. If it was determined they spent too much time together unmasked and too close together, other quarantines could be imposed.
Hopefully we will learn more from head coach Sean McDermott when he meets the media on Wednesday.
To fill the empty spots on the practice squad, Buffalo re-signed former draft pick WR Austin Proehl and OL Jacob Capra. Proehl was released from the Los Angeles Chargers practice squad a month ago. He never made Buffalo’s active roster after being taken in the seventh round in 2018. Capra is a 2021 undrafted free agent signing of the Green Bay Packers. He worked out for the Bills on October 20 after being released from the Green Bay practice squad on September 21.