Atlanta Falcons place former Auburn lineman Marlon Davidson on reserve COVID list
A former Auburn star player was placed on the reserve COVID-19 list by the Atlanta Falcons, as rookie Marlon Davidson joined fellow first-year player A.J. Terrell on that shortlist.
The move does not confirm that Davidson has contracted COVID-19, but is due to him either contracting the virus or being contact traced to someone who tested positive. This will prevent him from suiting up for the Falcons’ Week 6 matchup with the Minnesota Vikings.
Davidson is struggling to make an impact for the 0-5 Falcons in his rookie season, after being drafted with the No. 47 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.
As a first-team All-SEC player in 2019, Davidson wreaked havoc for the Tigers. He finished the season with 48 total tackles, 12.5 TFLs, and 7.5 sacks in his senior year.
The Atlanta Falcons are undergoing changes as a franchise, recently firing head coach Dan Quinn and GM Thomas Dimitroff. If Davidson wants to be a part of the franchise’s turnaround, he’ll have to be cleared off the reserve COVID-19 list in the near future.