Aug 15, 2019; Glendale, AZ, USA; Oakland Raiders tackle Trent Brown (77) during a preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

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NFL memo outlines procedures for ‘high-risk’ contacts

The National Football League sent a memo to all teams on Friday detailing procedures for “high risk” close contacts among players, according to NFL Network report.

The new guidelines require any player who falls in that category to be placed on the reserve-COVID-19 list and to quarantine for at least five days from the time they interacted with an infected person.

If the player passes required PCR tests, including on the final day of quarantine, they can then resume team activities. They are also barred from trraveling with the team during that window, though teams are allowed to arrange private transport.

Earlier this week, the Las Vegas Raiders sent their entire starting offensive line home for the day on Monday before moving them to the team’s Reserve/COVID-19 list on Thursday.

In addition, safety Johnathan Abram also was placed on the list for high-risk contact.

Players who are on the list for contact tracing must quarantine five full days. Since the remainder of the offensive line last had contact with starting right tackle Trent Brown on Monday, according to an ESPN report, there is a chance the four added to the list Thursday could be cleared after testing Sunday morning, mere hours before their home game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Left tackle Kolton Miller, left guard Denzelle Good, center Rodney Hudson and right guard Gabe Jackson all were added to the COVID list because they were deemed high risk for their close proximity to Brown.

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