The Miami Dolphins on Monday placed three players, including two former draft picks, onto the team’s reserve/COVID-19 list as players began to report to their Davie practice facility to begin training camp this week.
Cornerback Cordrea Tankersley, long snapper Blake Ferguson and defensive tackle Benito Jones will be under quarantine after either testing positive for COVID-19 or encountering someone who has tested positive.
The NFL’s list does not distinct which players fall under which designation.
Here is the NFL’s protocol which Ferguson, Jones and Tankersley will have to pass in order to return to the Dolphins facility:
-- If a player tests positive but has no symptoms, he can return 10 days after the initial positive test or after two consecutive negative tests within five days of the initial positive test.
-- If the player has a positive test and symptoms, he can return after at least 72 hours after symptoms have passed or at least 10 days after symptoms first appear.
-- Players who have close contact with someone who has symptoms will be tested and isolated as soon as possible. If the player has close contact with someone who has a positive COVID-19 test, he must have two negative tests before being allowed to return.
-- If a player has tested negative after coming into contact and continues to have no symptoms, he may return to the facility but will have increased symptom monitoring and more frequent testing.
Tankersley was Miami’s third-round pick in 2017 who has sparingly seen the field while recovering from a knee injury suffered in 2018. He did not play during the 2019 season.
Ferguson, who won a national title with LSU last season, was Miami’s sixth-round pick in the 2020 NFL draft last April.
Jones, who signed with the Dolphins after going undrafted last April, was a three-year starter at Mississippi and finished his college career with 30 tackles, 5.5 sacks and second-team All-SEC honors last season.
In another roster move, the Dolphins were awarded cornerback Javaris Davis from Kansas City off waivers and waived/non-football injury tight end Michael Roberts to fill the roster spot.
The Dolphins traded for tight end Adam Shaheen on Sunday, sending a conditional seventh-round pick to the Chicago Bears, to replace Roberts on the training camp roster.
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