Eagles Place Four On COVID-19 List Including WR JJ Arcega-Whiteside & DE Vinny Curry


According to Geoff Mosher, the Eagles will be placing WRs JJ Arcega-Whiteside and Deontay Burnett on the COVID-19 list. 

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Mosher says Arcega-Whiteside has tested positive for the virus but Hightower and Burnett are just close contacts. 

Tim McManus of ESPN reports that the Eagles are also placing DE Vinny Curry and RB Corey Clement on the COVID-19 list as close contacts. Both players have tested negative to date.

Arcega-Whiteside, 23, was drafted by the Eagles in the second round out of Stanford in 2019. He’s in the second year of a four-year, $4.951 million rookie deal and set to make a base salary of $720,056 in 2020. 

In 2020, Arcega-Whiteside has appeared in seven games for the Eagles and caught two passes for 45 yards. 

Burnett, 23, originally signed on with the Titans as an undrafted free agent out of USC back in 2018. He was among Tennessee’s final roster cuts coming out of the preseason and signed with the Jets’ practice squad a couple of days later.

Burnett was on and off of the Jets’ roster in 2018 before signing with the 49ers’ practice squad in October of last year. He was waived after a couple of months. 

The Eagles signed him in December to their practice squad and promoted him toward the end of the 2019 season, but he was among their final roster cuts coming out of training camp. The team re-signed him to the practice squad later on. 

In 2020, Burnett has appeared in two games for the Eagles and recorded three receptions for 19 yards receiving and no touchdowns. 

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