Josiah Scott, who was placed on the Jaguars’ Reserve/COVID-19 list on Monday, has officially been activated and can now resume football activities.
Just after the news initially broke about Scott being placed on the COVID list, he tweeted an explanation, clarifying that he had a false positive.
Just because a player is placed on the COVID list, it does not necessarily mean they tested positive. Alternatively, they could be on the list because they are in quarantine after coming in close contact with someone who tested positive or displayed symptoms.
Teams are not permitted to say which players have or have not tested positive for COVID-19.
Now that Scott is back with the team, the rookie can resume practicing. Head coach Doug Marrone said that rookies have gotten out onto the practice field four times already, so Scott has missed some valuable time.
Still, the fourth-round pick out of Michigan State will have a role for the Jaguars in 2020. Despite his diminutive stature, Scott has a nose for the ball and has elite closing speed. He’ll likely slot in as the primary backup nickel cornerback early on and also contribute on special teams.
Five players, including starting RT Jawaan Taylor, OL Ryan Pope, DT DaVon Hamilton, OL Tre’Vour Wallace-Sims, and CB Luq Barcoo remain on the COVID list.
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