Saivion Smith’s attempt at making an NFL roster has reportedly suffered a setback. Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports that the former Alabama defensive back tested positive for coronavirus on Friday. The Dallas Cowboys placed Smith on the NFL’s reserve/COVID-19 list on Saturday.

The good news is that Smith is asymptomatic, per the report. Smith, however, won’t be allowed in the team facility for at least a week. He will have to produce consecutive negative results to return to the team.

Smith led Alabama defenders in 2018 with 3 interceptions. He went undrafted in 2019 after electing to forego his senior season at UA. He signed as an undrafted free agent with the Jacksonville Jaguars but was released as part of the team’s final roster cuts ahead of the opening of the regular season.

Smith signed with the Cowboys in April after playing for the Houston Roughnecks in the rebooted-XFL’s 2020 season that was shut down before completion.


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