Falcons place defensive end John Cominsky on COVID-19 list


Atlanta Falcons defensive end John Cominsky loosens up during a team strength and conditioning workout on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, in Flowery Branch, Ga. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

The Atlanta Falcons have placed defensive end John Cominsky on the Reserve/COVID-19 list, the team announced Saturday.

The team isn’t saying whether Cominsky tested positive or came in close contact with someone who is infected with the novel coronavirus, but NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero is reporting it’s the latter.

In a corresponding move, the Falcons elevated linebacker Edmond Robinson and defensive tackle Chris Slayton from the team’s practice squad.

The Falcons say the status of Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings remains unchanged despite the announcement.

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