Buffalo Bills tight end Dawson Knox tested positive for COVID-19 and was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Saturday.
Three other Bills players — tight ends Lee Smith and Tommy Sweeny, along with practice squad tight end Nate Becker — also were placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list because they were deemed to be in close contact with Knox.
As of Saturday afternoon, the Bills’ road game against the New York Jets remained on schedule for Sunday. The team elevated four players from its practice squad: wide receiver Duke Williams, offensive lineman Jordan Devey, linebacker Andre Smith and cornerback Dane Jackson.
Another Buffalo tight end, Tyler Kroft, missed the potential outbreak because he was with his wife, who was in labor for more than 24 hours before giving birth to a baby girl Friday morning. Kroft attended practice Friday but did not go to the meetings where the virus might have potentially spread.
Knox, 23, has six catches for 93 yards in four games this season. The former third-round draft pick had 28 catches for 388 yards and two touchdowns for the Bills in his rookie season of 2019.
–Field Level Media
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Sammy Watkins and left guard Kelechi Osemele have been ruled out for Monday’s game against the host Buffalo Bills.
Watkins, 27, is nursing a hamstring injury while Osemele tore tendons in both knees during Sunday’s 40-32 loss against the Las Vegas Raiders. Osemele was placed on injured reserve, the team announced Saturday.
In five games this season, Watkins has 21 catches for 222 yards and two touchdowns. He has eight receiving scores in two-plus seasons with the Chiefs and 33 career receiving touchdowns in 81 games with the Chiefs, Los Angeles Rams and Bills.
Osemele, 31, started all five games this season and has made 101 career starts in nine seasons with the Baltimore Ravens, the then-Oakland Raiders, New York Jets and Kansas City.
Mike Remmers, a veteran who made 14 starts for the New York Giants last season, replaced Osemele in last week’s game versus the Raiders.
Offensive tackle Mitchell Schwartz (back) is questionable for Monday’s game for the Chiefs (4-1).
Buffalo ruled out tight end Dawson Knox, who is nursing a calf injury. Knox, 23, has six receptions for 93 yards in four games this season.
Cornerback Tre’Davious White (back), linebacker Matt Milano (pectoral), wide receiver John Brown (knee) and guard Quinton Spain (foot) are listed as questionable for the Bills (4-1).
–Field Level Media