Odell Beckham Jr. Tests Positive for COVID-19 Amid NFL Outbreak

The Los Angeles Rams wide receiver reportedly tested positive for the disease as the Rams have closed their training facility, one day after their win against the Cardinals on ‘Monday Night Football’.

AceShowbizOdell Beckham Jr. has tested positive for COVID-19 as the entire NFL is dealing with an outbreak of the virus. Multiple outlets confirm the Los Angeles Rams wide receiver has the virus as the team placed him and eight other players on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Tuesday, December 14.

Other players placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list are defensive back Terrell Burgess, tight end Brycen Hopkins, defensive back JuJu Hughes, offensive tackle Alaric Jackson, defensive tackle Sebastian Joseph-Day and safety Jordan Fuller. Meanwhile, defensive end Jonah Williams and defensive back Tyler Hall were added as practice squad members.

Moreover, the Rams have closed their training facility as they have entered the NFL’s intensive protocols. Coach Sean McVay said Tuesday all the players who have been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list have received their vaccine. He told reporters that “there’s going to be more people that are affected by this,” according to Greg Beacham of the Associated Press.

This comes after the Rams won 30-23 against the Arizona Cardinals on Monday Night Football. The team was without cornerback Jalen Ramsey that night as he reportedly tested positive for COVID. Meanwhile, tight end Tyler Higbee was removed from the reserve/COVID-19 list after he missed the Monday game because of a false positive test.

The NFL had its all-time worst day for positive tests on Monday. 37 players tested positive for COVID-19 that day and it is believed that 25 more are about to register positive tests, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

Another team dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak is the Cleveland Browns. On Tuesday, they added eight players to the reserve/COVID-19 list, moved all meetings to virtual settings and required all personnel to wear masks indoors.

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