COVID Catches RoJo

December 16th, 2020

COVID list.

UPDATED 4:40 p.m. – Guess we don’t have to worry about Ronald Jones this weekend.

The Bucs announced this afternoon that running back Ronald Jones is now on the COVID/reserve list. That makes four players on the list in the past 24 hours.

Could a major outbreak be looming?

The Bucs had been very fortunate, getting few positive tests before this week. That luck seems to be running out.

Yesterday, kicker Ryan Succop, punter Bradley Pinion and long snapper Zach Triner each were placed on the COVID/reserve list. And yesterday afternoon the NFL sent out a memo to all teams with updated COVID policies to include that anyone testing positive must stay away from the team for 10 days.

Previously, a player was allowed to be removed from the COVID/19 list if he tested negative for two straight days. No longer.

If RoJo tested positive — he could have just come into contact with someone who did test positive — it means his chances of returning by the Dec. 26 road game against the Lions are in jeopardy. That assumes his surgically-repaired broken finger is even ready to use.

RoJo is currently the fourth-leading rusher in the NFL with 900 yards.

28 Responses to “COVID Catches RoJo”

  1. unbelievable Says:

    When it rains, it pours.

  2. Jmarkbuc Says:

    The Joe jinx continues……

  3. PSL Bob Says:

    If he was going to go into the Covid protocol, it couldn’t have come at a better time given his scheduled surgery for a broken finger. However, the quarantine could delay the surgery, further pushing back his availability for upcoming games. As long as he’s back for the playoffs, we should be good to go.

  4. Ftmyersbuc Says:

    We do not play the lions at home.
    We play the lions in detroit.
    We are the away team against the lions.

    Also could rojo just be on the list to make room for another player on the active roster due to his pinky injury?

  5. Beeej Says:

    I’m just hoping the kid can get his 1000 yards

  6. BD Says:

    maybe we can pick up Dan Bailey after Vikings cut him
    he already won 1 game for us…

  7. Pewter Power Says:

    The running back receiving is bad enough so rest up that hand let’s see fournette and the rookie

  8. Allbuccedup Says:

    Its a Bucs Life.

  9. AlteredEgo Say: Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    RB game will be good enough on Sunday, run blocking has been weak again this year at the point of attack. Looks like Vaughn will get a few touches

  10. Elita Vita Says:

    Time to throw a little “Shade” on the subject and rely on McCoy (Shady) before we reach out much to the rookie. Fournette may have his chance to prove his worth. Be well Rojo….heal fast!

  11. Wesley Says:

    I wanna see Sneaky and Shady forget Fournette.

  12. Todd Says:

    This is all so stupid. It’s a lie-rus. Can’t believe there are still people who believe all this nonsense.

  13. Rick Says:

    I wonder if there’s a loophole… like he came into “close contact” so now we can shelf him without an IR designation and use the roster spot on a practice squad guy wink wink

  14. gracelivin Says:

    I have not heard that anyone tested positive only that they may have come in contact with a person who tested positive so the new protocol of 10 days does not apply…the new 10 minimum is only if you test positive.

  15. Bucamania Says:

    Covid seems to always happen after the bye

  16. Mort Says:

    Todd, you can say all you want that this is silly or whatever, but facts don’t care about your feelings. COVID-19 exists. The NFL is impacted significantly this year. I hope all these dudes recover well and don’t infect any others.

  17. Youngbucs Says:

    Let the rookie play he has good vision and balance sneaky fast.

  18. Rod Munch Says:

    Fun facts…

    Average age of death in America: 78
    Average age of death from COVID: 79
    Number of NFL players killed by COVID: 0

  19. Bobby Says:

    Agree about Covid. It’s a freakin’ joke to treat a virus that kills virtually zero young people and .04% of people with no comorbidities like it’s the plague. People are sheep. Sure boss, I’ll wear a mask. Sure boss, I’ll shut my business down. No wonder dictators come to power. People are stupid.

  20. adam from ny Says:

    bangin’ floozies = yung covidity 🙂

  21. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    I bet players were having fun during the bye week….

  22. Sport Says:

    Rest up and get ready for the playoffs Rojo!

    Has anyone seen a recent stat about 1) testing accuracy and 2) if they were able to identify people who died WITH covid vs dying OF covid.

    Go Bucs!

    In BA I Trust!

  23. Rod Munch Says:

    Sport – The Bucs haven’t made the playoffs yet, they still need to win 2 of the next 3 at the very least. Doing the NFL Playoff Machine, if they go 9-7, they’re likely to lose the tie breakers they’d need to get in.

    Beating the Falcons twice in three games is not a given if Julio is healthy, and if you know Bucs history, you know we do not want to rely on the Bucs beating the stupid Lions to secure a playoff spot. Last time the Bucs were in that position the refs totally bufu’d the Bucs with an offensive PI call that cost them the game, and a playoff spot.

  24. Augsut 1976 Buc Says:

    Get ready for 2 track meets with the Falcons, and without the best kicker for the Bucs in recent memory, at least the first meeting. Yeah Hotlanta has a losing record, but our secondary scares no one. GO BUCS!!!!

  25. Jedleman Says:

    Doesn’t mean he has COVID. Players can be put on COVID reserve at any time. Kept him off injured reserve and allows them to dress another player. He wasn’t going to play with the finger surgery anyway. Just like Mickens.

  26. geno711 Says:

    Rod Munch Says:
    December 16th, 2020 at 7:04 pm
    Fun facts…

    Average age of death in America: 78
    Average age of death from COVID: 79
    Number of NFL players killed by COVID: 0

    I agree with you Rod that risk to NFL players is extremely rare.
    Two athletes, it appears, one in college basketball and one pro baseball player have developed myocarditis from Covid-19.

    What do you say about risk to staff that may be older or some sort of higher?

    Another number to go with yours.
    Last year 2,845,796 people died in the US.
    The number of expected deaths in the US
    This year is 3,197,572.

    That is an increase of about 351,776 deaths this year.

    Not sure what the explanation is other than Covid-19. If no one wore masks and no one social distanced, I think the numbers would be higher. I am personally glad that there were some expectations put into place and that there is a continuing discussion of what can be done to make the most vulnerable more safe.

    Staffs on football teams based upon their age, might deserve a little more protection.

    The staff at the White House was not protected because people chose their freedom instead of wearing a mask. Crede Bailey, the White House Chief Security Officer since June 2018, had his leg amputated after his 10 week fight with Covid-19 in the hospital.

  27. Rod Munch Says:

    geno711 – I wrote somewhere on this site the same thing, in terms of excess deaths being a bit higher than normal. It’s a real thing that basically doesn’t affect people in good health and certainly doesn’t affect men in their 20s who are in peak physical condition. Also that stat I wrote is legit, the average age of death in US is 78, so if we have enough COVID patients die at the age of 79, it would mean a longer lifespan on average. That’s not really the narrative people are looking for with this.

    Also this thing spreads like any other virus and there is literally zero evidence that masks work at anything close to the rate that people think they work at. They’re effective maybe around 30-40% range. So masks help, people should wear them, and if that was the suggestion and people explained what they do, you’d have extremely high compliance. Meanwhile when you make mask candidates that tell people they MUST do something, well any non-commie American is going to give you the finger. But in any case people are already wearing masks in the 90+ percent rate.

    Do basically, my point is that the thing is real, and people who are at high risk should be kept as isolated as possible until we can eliminate it. But there is no reason Rojo should be put on some IR spot at this point.

  28. Hodad Says:

    Long as he’s good to go for the playoffs.