Tennessee Titans place safety Kevin Byard on Reserve/COVID-19 list

Ben Arthur
Nashville Tennessean

The Tennessee Titans placed star safety Kevin Byard on the Reserve/COVID-19 list, the team announced Monday. 

Byard is the fourth Titan to be placed on the COVID-19 list over the past week, though one of those four, linebacker/special teamer Joe Jones, was activated off the list Monday. 

Backup quarterback Logan Woodside and tight end Austin Fort (practice squad) are the other players on the COVID-19 list. 

The Reserve/COVID-19 list is for players who either test positive for the virus regardless of vaccination status or who've been deemed a close contact with an infected person or persons as an unvaccinated individual. 

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Byard revealed in the summer that he was vaccinated, so his placement on the Reserve/COVID-19 list indicates that he tested positive for the virus. Vaccinated individuals can return to the active roster in as soon as 48 hours with two negative tests. 

The Titans (8-4) don't play again until Dec. 12, as the team is on its bye week. 

A 2017 first-team All-Pro selection, Byard has 64 tackles with five interceptions (including a pick-six), 12 passes defensed, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in 12 games this season for the Titans. 

Tennessee on Monday also waived quarterback DeShone Kizer from the practice squad. 

Ben Arthur covers the Tennessee Titans for The USA TODAY Network. Contact him at barthur@gannett.com and follow him on Twitter at @benyarthur.