ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Broncos have placed kicker Brandon McManus on the Reserve/COVID-19 list, the team announced Monday.
The Reserve/COVID-19 list is for players who have tested positive for the virus or come into close contact with someone who has been infected. The Broncos are not permitted to disclose which category applies to McManus, but the Broncos' kicker tweeted that he was being placed on the list as a close contact.
"I will be going on the Reserve/COVID-19 list because of a close contact outside the building. Still plan on playing Saturday."
According to the NFL/NFLPA protocols, a player who is a close contact must return a negative test on five consecutive days to be able to return to the active roster.
The Broncos recently signed kicker Taylor Russolino to their practice squad. Russolino most recently kicked in the XFL.