The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have placed DE William Gholston on the COVID-19 list after he came into contact with someone who tested positive.
Gholston posted the following on Twitter Wednesday explaining the circumstance:
Earlier this offseason, I contracted COVID-19 and was able to get through it with relatively minimal symptoms. In recent days, I was exposed to someone outside of the team who has tested positive and am currently self-isolating for the next few days for precautionary reasons only
— Will Gholston (@WILL_GHOLSTON2) November 4, 2020
The COVID-19 list was created this summer for a player who either tests positive for or who has been quarantined after having been in close contact with an infected person or persons.
Players will remain on the list until they are medically cleared to return.
Gholston, 29, is a former fourth-round pick of the Buccaneers back in 2013. He played out his four-year, $2,560,544 contract before agreeing to a five-year, $27 million contract with the Buccaneers in 2017.
In 2020, Gholston has appeared in eight games for the Buccaneers and recorded 21 tackles, two sacks and a pass defense.