The coronavirus pandemic continues to hang over the NFL, even during Super Bowl week.
Two Chiefs — receiver Demarcus Robinson and center Daniel Kilgore —have been put on the reserve/COVID-19 list because of close contacts, coach Andy Reid confirmed Monday. He said Kansas City found out about the issue on Sunday but declined to say anything else.
“They’ll work through it,” Reid said.
Robinson, a former Gator, has started nine games this season. He caught 45 passes for 466 yards and three touchdowns during the regular season. He also had a 14-yard catch in the divisional round against the Browns.
“Obviously D-Rob is a big, big part of our offense, and hopefully he’s out there with us,” Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes said. “But if not, we have guys that stepped up all season so we just have to prepare to be the best team we can be and whoever’s available is available.”
Kilgore has started four times this season and appeared in four other games, including the AFC championship win over Buffalo. Before joining Kansas City, he appeared in two NFC title games and a Super Bowl with the 49ers.
The Chiefs’ offensive line is already depleted with injuries to tackles Eric Fisher (Achilles) and Mitchell Schwartz (back).
Reid did provide positive injury updates Monday. He said receiver Sammy Watkins (calf) practiced Monday and cornerback L’Jarius Sneed (concussion) has been cleared to play.
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