The Los Angeles Chargers placed reserve cornerback Brandon Facyson on the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday, one day after he missed practice because of illness.
It was not immediately clear whether Facyson had tested positive for the coronavirus. A player does not have to test positive to be placed on the COVID-19 reserve list. Players who have been in close contact with an infected person may also be placed on the list.
The Chargers also announced Saturday the addition of receiver Keenan Allen to the injury report for Sunday’s game against the Las Vegas Raiders, listing him as questionable because of illness. Allen fully participated in Wednesday through Friday’s practices.
Under the NFL’s injury terminology, a player listed as questionable means it is uncertain whether he will play.
Allen ranks sixth in the NFL in receptions with 53, 16th in receiving yards with 548 and first in third-down receiving yards with 207. He has been a Pro Bowl selection each of the past three seasons.
Facyson was listed Friday as questionable for Sunday’s game. He fully participated in Wednesday and Thursday’s practices.
Facyson has played as a reserve in all seven of the Chargers’ games this season. He has played in 38 consecutive games dating back to 2018, matching the fourth-longest active streak among NFL cornerbacks.
Facyson made the Chargers squad as an undrafted rookie out of Virginia Tech in 2018. He has played in every game since being inactive for the 2018 season opener as a healthy scratch.