Tennessee Titans first-round pick Isaiah Wilson was placed on the team’s Covid-19 reserve list Tuesday as players reported to training camp.
Titans head coach Mike Vrabel made the announcement at the end of his conference call with reporters.
Wilson, who is expected to battle veteran Dennis Kelly for the starting right tackle position, was the 29th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft and is the only unsigned rookie that remains from the Titans draft class.
Neither Vrabel nor the Titans elaborated on whether or not Wilson had tested positive for the coronavirus or had simply come into contact with someone who had tested positive recently. NFL rules apparently state that teams are not allowed to reveal details of why a player was placed on the Covid-19 reserve list.
It is not known how long Wilson will have to remain on the Covid-19 reserve list.
In addition to Wilson being placed on the Covid-19 list, the Titans also learned that undrafted rookie offensive lineman Anthony McKinney of Texas Christian has chosen to opt out of the 2020 season due to the coronavirus, rather than report to the team.
The Titans players were tested on Tuesday for the coronavirus and will be tested again on Wednesday and Friday. The team will not have a normal full team gathering, according to Vrabel until the seventh day of practice and will not have a full squad meeting in person until Aug. 2 – a meeting that will be held inside the team’s indoor practice bubble.
Additionally, Vrabel announced that starting inside linebacker Jayon Brown will begin training camp on the physically unable to perform list. Vrabel did not mention the reason for Brown being on the PUP list, but the linebacker missed the Titans last two playoff games against Baltimore and Kansas City due to a shoulder injury suffered last in the 2019 season.