The Chiefs are likely to be without Anthony Sherman when they face the Bills in Week 6.
On Wednesday, word surfaced that Kansas City Chiefs fullback Anthony Sherman had been added to the team’s reserve list for COVID-19. Shortly thereafter, the news was made clearer the move was about exposure and not an actual positive COVID-19 test.
Still that likely means that the veteran back will likely miss the team’s next game against the Buffalo Bills.
The Chiefs have already had a brief scare when it comes to the coronavirus in the first quarter of the season when quarterback Jordan Ta’amu tested positive for COVID-19 after Week 3. The team’s next game against the New England Patriots was quickly postponed since Ta’amu and Pats quarterback Cam Newton both came up with positive results.
From there, however, Chiefs players have reportedly tested positive every day since. The Chiefs did have another issue in recent days as a strength and conditioning coach had a positive test, per Adam Schefter, but contract tracing stated he was not around any players and the Chiefs have moved on with their schedule.
In Week 6, the team is now playing on Monday against the Bills in a matchup of AFC contenders, a game shifted to make way for the Titans-Bills game in Week 5.
Sherman isn’t playing many snaps in the 2020 season—not that he was ever an offensive pillar for the team—with only five total offensive snaps over the last two games for the Chiefs. However, certain packages rely on Sherman’s involvement and the inability to call his number at all will change the approach at times for Andy Reid‘s offense.
This is Sherman’s tenth season in the NFL, including the last eight in Kansas City.