For the third time this season, the Bucs will be facing a team with more limited preparation than normal, as a player testing positive for COVID-19 has forced the Los Angeles Rams to enter intensive protocols and work remotely on Wednesday.

The Rams are coming off back-to-back days off, making significant close contacts to the positive tester much less likely than on a normal week of practice. Los Angeles has canceled all media availability for Wednesday and will hold all teams meetings virtually.

In previous weeks, both the Raiders and Giants dealt with positive tests and the loss of some personnel for practices during the week leading up to their games against the Bucs. The Rams travel to Tampa Bay to take on the Bucs on Monday Night Football in Week 11.

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6 months ago

Hope it bites them in the ass.

Reply to  eaustinyoung
6 months ago

LOL. Refreshingly honest response.

Reply to  eaustinyoung
6 months ago

Better, hope we don;t catch whatever they have

Reply to  Eddie
6 months ago

If they follow the rules, no one COVID positive should step foot on the field anyways.

6 months ago

So far our guys have done a great job in avoiding these kinds of problems with the virus. This shows an extra degree of discipline and diligence. I am proud of our franchise.

Go Bucs!!!

6 months ago

Geez man. As long as no one does from it then whatever. Just really hope our guys keep bein smart and realize it’s a small sacrifice to be safe through what could be their best season ever.

Randy H.
6 months ago

They signed Gay yesterday also. See how that works out Monday.

6 months ago

Three practice squad players are now designated for Covid-19/ Reserve List–JJ Kloski, Jack Gervase, and Kendall Blanton per RamsWire.

Reply to  lambeau
6 months ago

Phew!!! The Bucs avoided a big time bullet! Facing Kendall Blanton, JJ Kloski, and Jack Gervase had me worried! Wait…who are those guys?

All joking aside, if Goff, Woods, Ramsey, or Donald tests positive, it’s news. Otherwise, it’s truly nothing.

6 months ago

Gee, how is it possible that a team, or for that matter anyone, from California catch the COVID with all of their mandates?

Reply to  scubog
6 months ago

Or Florida – who got slammed for COVID protocols – has some of the fewest team cases in the NFL.