Barnes has reportedly tested positive for the virus. His positive test came to light earlier today, a result of pre-game testing ahead of the Packers’ Thursday Night Football game with the San Francisco 49ers.
An undrafted free agent out of UCLA, Barnes has appeared in every game so far this season, starting seven. He currently leads the Packers in tackles.
Love is Barnes’ roommate and presumably is considered a high-risk close contact at this point. There’s been no word so far of any positive test for the rookie quarterback, who has yet to be active for a game this year.
The Packers currently have five players on the COVID-19 reserve list; in addition to Love and Barnes, linebacker Kamal Martin and running backs A.J. Dillon and Jamaal Williams are all on the list. So far, Barnes and Dillon are the only known positive tests.
However, given that the Packers have what amounts to a mini-bye after their Thursday win over the 49ers, there’s a good chance all of these players could be available for the Packers’ Week 10 game against the Jaguars.