The Latest: Lions put Allison on the reserve/opt-out list
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:
The Detroit Lions put wide receiver Geronimo Allison on the reserve/opt-out list.
The Lions reached a deal with Allison in March after he caught 34 passes for 287 yards and two touchdowns last season with Green Bay.
The Lions also put defensive end Romeo Okwara on the non-football injury list and defensive end Austin Bryant on the physically unable to perform list. Detroit was assigned defensive tackle Daylon Mack off waivers from Baltimore.
The Jacksonville Jaguars have placed starting quarterback Gardner Minshew and four teammates, including two of his roommates, on the COVID-19 list.
Running back Ryquell Armstead, tight end Charles Jones, receiver Michael Walker and safety Andrew Wingard also were placed on the list Sunday. Jones was activated from the COVID-19 list earlier in the day.
Minshew, Walker and Wingard have been roommates a little more than a year.
The COVID-19 list is for a player who tests positive for coronavirus or has been quarantined after being in close contact with someone infected. NFL teams are not allowed to disclose whether the player is in quarantine or is positive for COVID-19.
The Jaguars are expected to hold their first training camp practice on Aug. 12.
Dallas Cowboys fullback Jamize Olawale has become the team’s third player to opt out of the season because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The nine-year pro spent the previous two seasons with the Cowboys after staying in Oakland the first six years of his career. Olawale’s role in the offense has been limited, but he has played more extensively on special teams.
The decision by Olawale leaves rookie Sewo Olonilua as the only fullback on the roster under first-year coach Mike McCarthy. The Cowboys figure to keep plenty of schemes from last year’s offense since McCarthy decided to keep offensive coordinator Kellen Moore, who is expected to call the plays.
The other Dallas players to opt out are veteran cornerback Maurice Canady and undrafted rookie receiver Stephen Guidry.
Atlanta Falcons outside linebacker Foye Oluokun has become the sixth player to go on the team’s reserve/COVID-19 list since the start of training camp.
Olukum started two games last season, totaling a career-high 56 tackles. He is slated to become a full-time starter this season in a linebacking group that also includes Deion Jones and newcomer Dante Fowler Jr.
Defensive tackle Tyeler Davison, quarterback Danny Etling, fullback Keith Smith, safety Jamal Carter and rookie safety Jaylinn Hawkins are also on Atlanta’s reserve/COVID-19 list.
The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed fifth-year defensive end Adam Gotsis days after two linemen opted out of the season because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Veterans Al Woods and Lerentee McCray decided not to play in 2020, creating a need for depth along Jacksonville’s defensive front.
Gotsis spent the last four years in Denver, where he notched 109 tackles, 13 passes defensed, five sacks and two forced fumbles. He was a second-round draft pick in 2016. He played in nine games in 2019, finishing with 16 tackles. He missed the final three games because of a knee injury.
Also Sunday, the Jaguars activated rookie defensive tackle DaVon Hamilton, tight end Charles Jones and starting right tackle Jawaan Taylor from the COVID-19 list.