#collegesafety | Bucs place safety Jordan Whitehead on reserve/COVID-19 list

Less than 48 hours before their inaugural practice of the 2021 training camp, the Bucs have announced they’ve placed safety Jordan Whitehead on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

Whitehead, who played in Super Bowl 55 with a torn labrum, did not attend the team’s ring ceremony Thursday evening at MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre or its visit earlier this week to the White House.

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Per NFL and NFL Players Association policy, clubs are not permitted to comment on a player’s medical status other than referring to roster status. Clubs may not disclose whether a player is in quarantine or has tested positive for COVID-19.

Whitehead’s absence leaves the Bucs with six safeties — for now — for Sunday’s practice, though two spots on the 90-player camp roster are open. On Thursday, the team waived veteran Curtis Riley.

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