Golladay, Hockenson Among Five Lions On COVID-19 List

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By 97.1 The Ticket

Two of the Lions' top offensive weapons won't be on the field to start training camp. 

Kenny Golladay and T.J. Hockenson were both placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, along with cornerback Amani Oruwariye, safety Jalen Elliott and punter Arryn Siposs. The five players either tested positive for the virus or have been in close contact with someone who tested positive. 

It's the highest number of players on the reserve/COVID-19 list of any NFL team. In total, 19 players across the league were placed on the list Wednesday, after the first round of testing Tuesday. 

Players who tested positive and are asymptomatic can return to the field 10 days after the positive test or five days after the positive test if they test negative twice within a 24-hour window. Players who are symptomatic must wait 10 days since showing symptoms and then must go 72 hours without showing symptoms. 

Players who were in close contact with an infected person can return after two negative tests within 24 hours. 

Golladay, 26, led the NFL in touchdowns last season and is in line for an extension this summer. Hockenson is hoping to break out after a mostly quiet rookie campaign. 

Lions DT John Atkins opted out of the 2020 season on Wednesday due to concerns about the coronavirus.