On Thursday, the Denver Broncos have placed fullback/tight end Andrew Beck on the COVID-19 reserve list. The news was first broke by Mike Klis of 9News. Beck is the first player the team has placed on this list.
Klis later confirmed that Beck tested negative for the coronavirus on Tuesday, but was either exposed to the virus since or later tested positive. No word on the true cause of Beck’s placement on the list as of this writing and the Broncos are not permitted to disclose that information anyway.
For Beck to return, he must spend 10 days away and upon returning he must test negative and then receive eight days of daily testing. Hopefully he will be back in the bubble for training camp less than two weeks from now.
Beck, 24, came into the league as an undrafted free agent in 2019 and joined the Broncos at the start of last season. His ability to play both tight end and fullback makes him a versatile need as it is unlikely the offensive coaching staff will want to hold a roster spot for a pure fullback in 2020.