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Falcons Cornerback AJ Terrell Placed on Reserve/COVID-19 List Ahead of Game vs. Bears

NBC Chicago logo NBC Chicago 9/26/2020
a person holding a baseball bat on a field: ATLANTA, GA – SEPTEMBER 13: A.J. Terrell (24) of the Atlanta Falcons during the NFL Week 1 game between the Atlanta Falcons and the Seattle Seahawks on September 13, 2020 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by David J. Griffin/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) © Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

ATLANTA, GA – SEPTEMBER 13: A.J. Terrell (24) of the Atlanta Falcons during the NFL Week 1 game between the Atlanta Falcons and the Seattle Seahawks on September 13, 2020 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by David J. Griffin/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Atlanta Falcons cornerback AJ Terrell will miss Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears after he was added to the team’s reserve/COVID-19 list on Saturday.

Terrell, the team’s first round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, reportedly tested positive for coronavirus during a test conducted on Friday, with his results coming back overnight.

According to multiple reports, Terrell did practice with the team on Friday, and contact tracing is underway, per NFL protocols:

According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, a new round of tests conducted Saturday will come back on Sunday, but it’s unclear whether the testing will have an impact on Sunday’s game between the Bears and Falcons.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter confirms that Terrell is the first player to miss a game this season because of COVID-19:

Terrell is asymptomatic, according to Jason Lieser of the Chicago Sun-Times.

The Bears will be traveling to Atlanta late Saturday, with kickoff of their Sunday game set for noon at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

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