Kansas City Chiefs place Daniel Kilgore, Demarcus Robinson on COVID list ahead of Super Bowl

Dec 27, 2020; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Demarcus Robinson (11) catches a pass for a touchdown against Atlanta Falcons defensive back Kendall Sheffield (20) in the fourth quarter of a NFL game at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Wide receivers Demarcus Robinson and center Daniel Kilgore were placed on the Kansas City Chiefs’ COVID/reserve list as high-risk close contacts.

Neither player is believed to have tested positive but must enter a five-day quarantine that would allow them to be eligible to play in the Super Bowl on Sunday night at Tampa, Fla.

“They’ll work through it,” Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said Monday as he prepares his team for a matchup with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

A quarantine for close contact would be lifted in time for both players to join the Chiefs on the team charter flight to Florida the day before Super Bowl LV, provided each player tests negative throughout the week. One positive daily test would rule out the possibility of either player rejoining the team in time for the game.

Related: If you’re a fan of the Chiefs, check out #ChiefsKingdom rumors, rankings, and news here.

Robinson was a useful part of the team’s wide receiver corps with 45 catches for 466 yards and three touchdowns in the regular season. But he has just one reception for 14 yards on three targets in two playoff games.

Kilgore is a reserve guard and center and started four games this season. Because of his versatility and experience, he is a key player who would be active on Sunday.

–Field Level Media