JACKSONVILLE, Fla – Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew was one of five players the team placed on the reserve / COVID-19 roster, the team announced on Sunday.In addition to Minshew, the team also placed running back Ryquell Armstead, tight end Charles Jones, wide receiver Michael Walker and goaltender Andrew Wingard on the roster. A player does not have to test positive for the coronavirus to be placed on the roster; he could also be quarantined after being around an infected person.
NFL teams are not permitted to release virus test results. Minshew, Walker and Wingard share an apartment.
The Jaguars had activated Jones from the reserve / COVID-19 list earlier Sunday, but reinstated him in the afternoon.
The Jaguars announced Minshew as a starter in 2020 after throwing for 3,271 yards and 21 touchdowns with six interceptions as a rookie in 2019. Minshew, a sixth round pick from Washington state, led the Jaguars to a record breaking 6-6.