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Although the new guidelines reduce the chance of star players missing playoff games, the chance does exist that a player could miss a playoff game due to COVID-19 does exist.

With the help of Tucker Bagley’s comprehensive season-long list of players that have missed time on the NFL COVID-19 list, it is possible to determine which players are not at risk of missing time up until the playoffs conclude.

The new NFL protocols include a 90-day test holiday for any individual that has had a positive test. Any player with a positive test after Nov 15, 2021, is no longer at risk of missing a playoff game because of COVID-19 as the season’s final game is played on February 13, 2022.

The charts below give a great visual of which groups can still be affected by the cluster spread of the extremely transmissible Omicron variant. With the new guidelines in place, it is likely that players will be added to the COVID-19 list on Monday or Tuesday to ensure the highest chance of availability for the week, however, as seen in the last couple of weeks some players have not been at peak performance levels after contracting the virus.

The charts help identify which teams have had the most recent positive tests, therefore, are less likely to have COVID-19 be a factor in the playoffs.

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Cincinnati Bengals

Cincinnati Bengals Players on the COVID-19 List

Player Position Positive Test? Date Added Date Removed
Joe Bachie
LB Yes 1/20/22 (-)
Larry Ogunjobi
DT Yes 1/6/22 1/10/22
B.J. Hill
DT Yes 1/5/22 1/10/22
Joe Mixon
RB Yes 1/5/22 1/10/22
Vonn Bell
DB Yes 1/4/22 1/10/22
Akeem Davis
LB Yes 1/4/22 1/20/22
Trey Hendrickson
DE Yes 1/4/22 1/10/22
Trey Hopkins
C Yes 1/4/22 1/10/22
Quinton Spain
G Yes 1/4/22 1/10/22
Trenton Irwin
WR Yes 12/31/21 1/5/22
Trae Waynes
DB Yes 12/31/21 1/5/22
Germaine Pratt
LB Yes 12/29/21 1/1/22
Auden Tate
WR Yes 12/28/21 1/3/22
Brandon Allen
QB Yes 12/27/21 1/1/22
Darius Phillips
DB Yes 12/27/21 1/3/22
Wyatt Ray
DE Yes 12/25/21 12/30/21
D.J. Reader
DT Yes 12/25/21 12/30/21
Mike Thomas
WR Yes 12/24/21 12/29/21
Chidobe Awuzie
CB Yes 12/16/21 12/25/21
Clay Johnston
LB Yes 12/13/21 12/21/21
Mitchell Wilcox
TE Yes 11/15/21 11/25/21
Chidobe Awuzie
CB Yes 11/10/21 11/12/21
Markus Bailey
LB Yes 11/9/21 11/18/21
Jackson Carmine
G Yes 10/11/21 10/15/21
Samaje Perine
RB Yes 10/11/21 10/21/21

Kansas City Chiefs

Kansas City Chiefs Players on the COVID-19 List

Player Position Positive Test? Date Added Date Removed
Mark Vital
TE Yes 1/12/22 (-)
Joshua Jackson
DB Yes 1/5/22 (-)
Tommy Townsend
P Yes 12/24/21 12/29/21
Mike Remmers
T Yes 12/22/21 1/3/22
Blake Bell
TE Yes 12/21/21 12/24/21
Nick Bolton
LB Yes 12/21/21 12/25/21
Rashad Fenton
DB Yes 12/21/21 12/29/21
Tyreek Hill
WR Yes 12/21/21 12/25/21
Kyle Long
T Yes 12/21/21 12/27/21
Lucas Niang
T Yes 12/21/21 12/25/21
Armani Watts
DB Yes 12/21/21 12/29/21
Travis Kelce
TE Yes 12/20/21 12/29/21
Harrison Butker
K Yes 12/20/21 12/29/21
Charvarius Ward
CB Yes 12/20/21 12/23/21
Gehrig Dieter
WR Yes 12/17/21 12/27/21
Willie Gay
LB Yes 12/15/21 12/22/21
Chris Jones
DT Yes 12/14/21 12/23/21
Josh Gordon
WR Yes 12/13/21 12/22/21
Joe Fortson
TE Undisclosed 12/10/21 12/20/21
Marcus Kemp
WR Undisclosed 11/18/21 11/29/21
Tyrann Mathieu
S Yes 9/1/21 9/11/21

Los Angeles Rams

Los Angeles Rams Players on the COVID-19 List

Player Position Positive Test? Date Added Date Removed
Raymond Calais
RB Yes 12/29/21 1/3/22
Andrew Whitworth
T Yes 12/25/21 12/30/21
Joseph Noteboom
OL Yes 12/18/21 12/28/21
Robert Rochell
DB Yes 12/18/21 12/20/21
Jamil Demby
OL Yes 12/17/21 12/22/21
Grant Haley
DB Yes 12/17/21 12/19/21
Justin Lawler
LB Yes 12/17/21 12/28/21
Tyler Higbee
TE Yes 12/17/21 12/24/21
Tremayne Anchrum Jr.
T Yes 12/16/21 12/20/21
Antoine Brooks Jr.
DB Yes 12/16/21 12/23/21
Bobby Evans
G Yes 12/16/21 12/20/21
Jake Gervase
LB Yes 12/16/21 12/23/21
Von Miller
LB Yes 12/16/21 12/21/21
Ogbonnia Okoronkwo
LB Yes 12/16/21 12/22/21
Kareem Orr
DB Yes 12/16/21 12/19/21
Troy Reeder
LB Yes 12/16/21 12/20/21
Christian Rozeboom
LB Yes 12/16/21 12/21/21
Jordan Fuller
DB Yes 12/15/21 12/24/21
Justin Hollins
LB Yes 12/15/21 12/18/21
John Mundt
TE Yes 12/15/21 12/23/21
Tyler Hall
DB Yes 12/15/21 12/22/21
Jared Pinkney
TE Yes 12/15/21 12/22/21
Odell Beckham Jr.
WR Yes 12/14/21 12/18/21
Terrell Burgess
DB Yes 12/14/21 12/22/21
Brycen Hopkins
TE Yes 12/14/21 12/18/21
Juju Hughes
DB Yes 12/14/21 12/23/21
Alaric Jackson
T Yes 12/14/21 12/18/21
Sebastian Joseph-Day
DT Yes 12/14/21 12/22/21
Jonah Williams
DE Yes 12/14/21 12/22/21
Tyler Higbee
TE Yes 12/13/21 12/14/21
Jalen Ramsey
CB Yes 12/13/21 12/19/21
Rob Havenstein
T Yes 12/13/21 12/22/21
Dont’e Deayton
DB Yes 12/13/21 12/18/21
Darrell Henderson
RB Yes 12/11/21 12/18/21
Chris Garrett
LB Undisclosed 9/2/21 9/21/21
Coleman Shelton
G Undisclosed 8/31/21 9/10/21
Johnny Hekker
P Undisclosed 8/21/21 9/2/21

San Francisco 49ers

San Francisco 49ers Players on the COVID-19 List

Player Position Positive Test? Date Added Date Removed
Luqman Barcoo
DB Yes 1/11/22 (-)
Josh Hokit
RB Yes 1/11/22 (-)
Tyler Bray
QB Yes 1/10/22 (-)
Deommodore Lenoir
DB Yes 1/6/22 1/11/22
Ambry Thomas
DB Yes 1/5/22 1/7/22
Dontae Johnson
DB Yes 1/4/22 1/8/22
Jimmie Ward
DB Yes 1/4/22 1/8/22
Raheem Mostert
RB Yes 1/3/22 1/18/22
K’Waun Williams
DB Yes 1/3/22 1/8/22
Mitch Wishnowsky
P Yes 12/27/21 1/1/22
Jaquiski Tartt
S Undisclosed 7/28/21 8/7/21
Jauan Jennings
WR Undisclosed 7/28/21 8/6/21
Emmanuel Moseley
CB Undisclosed 7/28/21 8/6/21
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