ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Broncos have placed starting right guard Graham Glasgow on the Reserve/COVID-19 list, the team announced Friday.
This designation is reserved for players who have tested positive for COVID-19 or are a close contact to someone who has tested positive for the virus. The Broncos are not permitted to disclose which of those classifications applies to Glasgow.
Glasgow is just the second player the Broncos have placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list. Fullback/tight end Andrew Beck was placed on the list as the team began training camp this summer.
“Hey everybody,” Glasgow tweeted earlier Friday. “I appreciate all the well wishes. Feeling pretty good right now. I’m hoping to stay healthy through this and get back out on the field as soon as I can. Until then, stay safe and go Broncos!”
On Friday morning, the Broncos released a statement that acknowledged a player tested positive for COVID-19.
“We were informed early this morning that a Broncos player has tested positive for COVID-19,” the Broncos said in a statement. “The player is at home in self-isolation along with two other players who were determined to be close contacts. Our organization, which has been operating under the league’s intensive protocols, is in consultation with the NFL and taking guidance from medical experts.
“As a precaution, we have made the decision to postpone today’s practice and conduct virtual meetings in preparation for Sunday’s game against the Chargers. The team is scheduled to return to UCHealth Training Center for practice tomorrow.
“The health and safety of the players, coaches and staff will continue to be of the highest priority.”
For the Broncos’ two players who were deemed close contacts to be cleared to return, they must follow the NFL’s COVID-19 protocols. Those steps include testing negative for the virus ahead of Sunday’s game against the Chargers.
Denver is scheduled to kick off against Los Angeles at 2:05 p.m. MT on Sunday.