The Packers have placed running back A.J. Dillon on the COVID-19 reserve list according to a release from the team. Dillon’s pregame test on Sunday was positive, and the Packers went fully virtual today upon learning about the positive test.
Dillon is the first Packers player to end up on the COVID-19 list since training camp. It’s at least theoretically possible that his status could delay the Packers’ upcoming Thursday Night Football date with the San Francisco 49ers. However, Matt LaFleur indicated this afternoon that the NFL has been comfortable with the team’s response so far, and he anticipates the game being played as scheduled.
A second-round pick in the 2020 NFL draft, Dillon has played very little so far this year. Even with top running back Aaron Jones out the last two games, Dillon only saw the field for 14 snaps against the Texans and 10 snaps against the Vikings. He’s carried the ball 23 times for 97 yards and caught one pass for 16 yards so far this season.