Houston Texans put Bradley Roby on COVID-19 list

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Bradley Roby has tested positive for COVID-19.

This is never the news you want to hear, as one of the Houston Texans best defensive players will be out of team activities for a while. Bradley Roby was placed on the COVID-19/reserve list on Wednesday afternoon. It was confirmed by Aaron Wilson of SportsTalk 790 AM in Houston.

Roby had one of the team’s 3 interceptions last season, and will also finish serving a six-game suspension for PED’s that will end after the team’s first regular-season game. Roby has been the best corner for Houston this past season as he normally got assigned to cover the opponent’s WR1.

Roby has also had a positive effect on his new teammate, rookie wide receiver Nico Collins. Collins stated that he enjoys the competition that Roby provided in camp (before his positive test results).

According to the Houston Texans P.R. Twitter account, the players behind Roby on the depth chart are Desmond King II, Tavierre Thomas, and Keion Crossen. Roby will most likely end up missing the team’s first preseason game on the road in Green Bay.

It’s not known if Roby is vaccinated or not. If he is, all he needs to return are two negative tests with a 24-hour difference between both of them. If he isn’t, then a 10 day-minimum quarantine will need to take place. Only after that 10 days of quarantine and if they’re asymptomatic can the unvaccinated player return.

While Roby is away, this is a great time for those behind him to show their talents. The depth of the team will be tested during this time, but if these players can do well, they’ll be alright when Roby returns.