Panthers place guard Chris Reed on reserve/COVID-19 list

Chris Reed

CHARLOTTE — The Panthers on Tuesday placed offensive lineman Chris Reed on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

Reed is Carolina's second player to be placed on the list, joining defensive back Derrek Thomas , who was added Sunday.

"It's a virus. It's in the air," head coach Matt Rhule said late Tuesday afternoon. "It's infected hundreds of thousands of people. I think we've realized all along we would have to put people on the COVID list."

The Panthers were scheduled to start Tuesday's practice at 11:50 but delayed that about three hours to do additional rapid results testing.

"At the point-of-care testing, that gives you the results in approximately 20 minutes," Rhule said. "We did our normal testing this morning as we got here and just kind of listened to our doctors and trainers and went out and did a second round of the point-of-care testing."

Entering his sixth pro season, Reed appeared in three games for the Panthers last year after the club claimed him off waivers in December. He played five offensive snaps and eight special teams snaps for Carolina in 2019.

Originally an undrafted free agent out of Minnesota State, Reed spent four years with the Jaguars before playing the majority of last season with the Dolphins.

Due to the league policy pertaining to COVID-19, teams may only comment on a player's roster status. They may not disclose whether a player is quarantining or tested positive.

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