Julian Edelman has been on injured reserve for the New England Patriots and now he’ll be headed to another reserve list. According to ESPN’s Field Yates, Edelman has been placed on the COVID-19 reserve list for the Patriots on Monday.

Of course, similar to the other instances of players being placed on the reserve list, it is unknown whether or not Julian Edelman tested positive himself. The veteran wideout could have been in close contact with someone who had tested positive for COVID-19, which would force him to quarantine away from the team.

Julian Edelman has been on injured reserve since Week 7 against the San Francisco 49ers with a knee injury. He’s only required to miss a minimum of three games on injured reserve, but he’s still recovering from his injury.

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Even if Julian Edelman was nearing a return for Week 13, his status for this week’s game versus the Los Angeles Chargers is now further in doubt. In the event that he is healthy enough to suit up, he’d now need to produce enough negative tests to be activated in time for Sunday’s contest.

This Julian Edelman episode isn’t the first time the Patriots have had to deal with COVID-19 this season, with Cam Newton testing positive earlier this year. Newton was forced to miss a game due to his positive test and he’s been unable to get into a rhythm ever since.

With Julian Edelman being placed on the reserve list, it will be worth monitoring if other players are placed on the list if they were in close contact with him.

Julian Edelman is part of a Patriots team which just defeated the Arizona Cardinals in one of Week 12’s more significant results. The Patriots’ offense struggled but managed to deliver a game-winning drive in the final minute, leading to a walk-off field goal from Nick Folk and a 20-17 triumph over the Cardinals.