As of Wednesday afternoon, no player on either team has registered a positive COVID-19 test since their respective championship games.
On Monday, however, the Chiefs placed wide receiver Demarcus Robinson and backup center Daniel Kilgore on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Both were listed as close contacts after a barber they used reportedly tested positive.
“These guys were being as safe as they could be,” Chiefs coach Andy Reid said, “and we’ll just see how it goes. But the league has built-in rules and regulations, so we follow those, and it’ll all work out. It’ll all work out for them when it’s all said and done.”
Neither player has tested positive and as long as they continue to test negative, they are expected to be available for Super Bowl LV against the Buccaneers.
“My hope and certainly everybody’s hope is that our players will double down and do the great job that they’ve done all season and we’ll get this fantastic game kicked off on time,” Smith said.
Kickoff for Sunday’s game is set for 6:30 p.m. ET.