Los Angeles Rams place former Alabama LB on reserve/COVID-19 list
Former Alabama linebacker Terrell Lewis has suffered a rookie season setback.
On Friday, the Los Angeles Rams placed Lewis on the reserve/COVID-19 list. The Rams’ announcement included an explainer of the reserve/COVID-19 list and noted that the team cannot comment on Lewis’ status:
The Reserve/COVID-19 list was created for a player who either tests positive for COVID-19 or who has been quarantined after having been in close contact with an infected person or persons. Clubs are required to immediately place players who fall into either of these categories on this new reserve list. Due to agreed upon NFL-NFLPA policy, teams are prohibited from commenting on a player’s medical status other than referring to their roster status. This includes disclosing whether a player is in quarantine or is positive for COVID-19.
Hopefully, Lewis is simply being quarantined for close contact and has not contracted the coronavirus. The Rams selected Lewis in the third round of the 2020 NFL Draft with the No. 84 overall pick. Lewis played in 26 games for Alabama, finishing his college football career with 58 tackles, including 14.5 for loss and 8 sacks. Lewis also recorded 8 passes defended and a forced fumble. After his redshirt junior season, Lewis elected to leave early and did not play in the Citrus Bowl game against Michigan.