Panthers Place DB Derrek Thomas On COVID-19 List


The Carolina Panthers officially placed DB Derrek Thomas on the COVID-19 list Sunday. 

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.

Thomas is one of just four NFL players currently on the COVID-19 list. 

Thomas, 24, wound up going undrafted out Baylor back in April. He later signed a three-year, $1.755 million contract with the Seahawks.

Thomas lasted just a few months in Seattle before he was waived and later signed by the Steelers. Pittsburgh cut him loose with an injury designation and he later reverted to their injured reserve list before being waived with a settlement. 

From there, Thomas signed on with the Panthers in April, but was waived with an injury designation and once again reverted to injured reserve. 

During his college career at Temple and Baylor, Thomas recorded 56 tackles, two interceptions, and 19 pass defenses over the course of three seasons and 27 games.

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