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Shelby Harris placed on COVID reserve list

The Denver Broncos defensive line takes a hit as Shelby Harris has been placed on the COVID-19 reserve list after being exposed to the virus.

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The Denver Broncos could be down a man along the interior of the defensive line after Shelby Harris was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list. According to Mike Klis of 9News, Harris was exposed to someone who later tested positive for the virus.

If Harris continues to test negative, he could be ready to play on Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons. This report comes on the heels of both John Elway and Broncos’ CEO Joe Ellis testing positive for COVID-19.

Harris, 29, is playing on a one year deal. He has been an integral part of the resurgent Broncos defense in 2020 that has kept games competitive. We’ll have to monitor Harris’ situation throughout the week and see if he can stack enough days of negatives to be able to play in Week 9.

The Broncos have designated offensive lineman Darrin Paulo as Practice Squad/COVID-19 and signed wide receiver Kendall Hinton to the practice squad as well.