ORCHARD PARK – The Buffalo Bills sent their rookie players home on Thursday after five players tested positive for COVID-19 this week.
Rookie cornerback Dane Jackson and third-year defensive back Siran Neal were the ones placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday.
The team says they can return to practice once they pass the league’s testing protocols.
The team issued the following statement:
“As we were informed by medical experts as training camp opened, we expected to have positive tests for COVID. With 5 since the beginning of the testing period last Tuesday, we decided to take a disciplined, proactive and preventative approach to hopefully eliminate additional cases within our team.”
Undrafted rookie cornerback Ike Brown, defensive tackle Vincent Taylor and wide receiver Duke Williams are the three other players who pervious tested positive for the virus this week.