Washington team records first case of omicron variant in NFL

This week, Washington lost defensive tackle Jonathan Allen, who was placed on the reserve / Covid-19 list after testing positive.

This Tuesday it was announced that the NFL has the first case of the omicron variant of Covid-19. This is a third-level employee of the Washington Football Team who had limited contact with other members of the organization.

Washington also placed three other players on the roster: backup and special teams linebacker David Mayo, defensive end William Bradley-King and tight end Temarrick Hemingway.

Allen tested positive for the virus, but because he is vaccinated, he only needs two negative tests within 48 hours to return.

The NFL had a total of 37 positive COVID-19 tests on Monday, league sources said.

Allen leads Washington with 7.5 sacks, half his career-high. He is also a vocal leader and team captain.

The Washington area had its first cases earlier this month when Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced that three positives had been detected in residents of the state, according to the Washington Post.

According to NFL Media, the league asked teams for all first- and second-tier personnel to receive boosters.

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