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Detroit Lions place two cornerbacks on reserve/COVID-19 list

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Sep 20, 2021; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; Green Bay Packers wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling (83) reaches for a pass behind Detroit Lions cornerback Ifeatu Melifonwu (26) in the second quarter at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 20, 2021; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; Green Bay Packers wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling (83) reaches for a pass behind Detroit Lions cornerback Ifeatu Melifonwu (26) in the second quarter at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

The Detroit Lions placed rookie cornerbacks Mark Gilbert and Ifeatu Melifonwu on the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday.

Both players will miss Sunday’s game between the Lions (1-10-1) and Broncos (6-6) in Denver.

Gilbert, 24, has appeared in five games and registered three tackles, one pass defensed and one forced fumble. He was signed off the Pittsburgh Steelers’ practice squad in October.

Melifonwu, 22, has played in three games (one start) and posted four tackles, one pass defensed and one fumble recovery. He was a third-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft out of Syracuse.

–Field Level Media