Panthers place Michael Schofield on reserve/COVID-19 list

Michael Schofield

CHARLOTTE — The Panthers on Monday placed offensive lineman Michael Schofield on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

Schofield started Carolina's first two games at left guard against the Raiders and Buccaneers. Since then, he's had a limited role on special teams, including playing five snaps in Sunday's loss to the Bears.

Teams may not disclose whether a player has tested positive for COVID-19 or whether he is quarantining because of close exposure to someone who has tested positive.

Schofield joins backup center Tyler Larsen as Panthers' players currently on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Starting left guard Chris Reed spent the first few weeks of the regular season on the list and confirmed he had a symptomatic case of the virus. Reed has since recovered and started Carolina's last four games.

The Panthers' players, coaches, and staff are working remotely on Monday and Tuesday out of an abundance of caution as they continue to operate under the NFL's intensive protocol. Carolina's training room remains open for players receiving treatment, but the measure impacts all other redlined areas at Bank of America Stadium.

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