Tyreek Hill And Six Others Add To The Chiefs’ COVID-19 List

All-star wide receiver joins Travis Kelce on Kansas City’s reserve / COVID-19 roster, with both players combining for half of the offense’s aerial production.

Wide receiver Tyreek Hill was among three starters – and seven players total – who were added to the reserve / COVID-19 roster by the Kansas City Chiefs on Tuesday.

All seven players tested positive for COVID-19, sources told ESPN’s Field Yates.


Tyreek Hill is one of 13 players currently on the Chiefs’ reserve / COVID-19 roster. Getty Images

Linebacker Nick Bolton and offensive tackle Lucas Niang are the other starters who tested positive, sources told ESPN. Cornerback Rashad Fenton, tight end Blake Bell, guard Kyle Long and cornerback Armani Watts were also added to the reserve / COVID-19 list as positive tests, sources told ESPN.

The news comes after starting tight end Travis Kelce, place kicker Harrison Butker and cornerback Charvarius Ward made the same list Monday. In total, there are 13 players on the reserve / COVID-19 roster for the Chiefs.

If the players are vaccinated, as is the case with Kelce, they have a chance to return in time for the Chiefs’ game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium.

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Hill ranks second in the NFL with 102 receptions for 1,178 yards (fourth) and nine touchdowns on the season. He has combined with Kelce for 50 percent of the Chiefs’ receptions, 54 percent of receiving yards, and 53 percent of their receiving touchdowns this season.

With Kelce and Bell being added to the roster, that leaves only rookie Noah Gray as the lone tight end left on the active roster. Gray has four catches for 18 yards and a touchdown.

Bolton has started 11 games on the year and leads the team with 102 tackles. Niang has started for eight of the 11 games in which he has seen action at right tackle.

Long was on the physically disabled list for most of the season with a knee injury sustained in offseason training sessions. He was recently activated, but has not appeared in any matches.

Fenton has mostly played as the third cornerback for the Chiefs, starting seven games. Watts, meanwhile, has mostly played on special teams throughout the season.

Kansas City placed defensive tackle Chris Jones, linebacker Willie Gay and wide receiver Josh Gordon on the COVID-19 list last week, and all three players missed the game against the Los Angeles Chargers.