The Cardinals had more COVID-19 cases in 2021 than in 2020. Add another name to the list.
NFL Media reports that general manager Steve Keim is the last member organization to test positive. He will not make the trip to Cleveland this week.
The Cardinals have had 19 players, including three twice, placed on the COVID-19 reserve list this year, SI.com’s Howard Balzer reports. They also had four coaches and three staff who tested positive.
Coach Kliff Kingsbury tested positive earlier on Friday, as did quarterback coach Cam Turner and defensive tackle Zach Allen. The Cardinals have placed the rusher on board Chandler Jones on the COVID-19 reserve list Tuesday.
Defensive coordinator Vance Joseph and assistant head coach / special teams coordinator Jeff Rodgers will share head coaching responsibilities, the team said. Offensive line coach / running game coordinator Sean Kugler will play a role in the offensive game.
NFL Media reports that the league has no plans to change Sunday’s game in Cleveland. The Cardinals, however, are now in improved protocols, which, among other things, means everyone, regardless of their vaccination status, will undergo daily testing.