NEW ORLEANS | The New Orleans Saints placed starting left tackle Terron Armstead on their COVID-19 reserve list on Saturday, leaving him ineligible for Sunday’s game against the Broncos in Denver.
The Saints also ruled out return specialist Deonte Harris, who had been listed as questionable a day earlier because of neck injury that kept him out of practice this past week.
NFL players can be moved to a team’s COVID-19 list because of a positive test or because of known exposure to someone who has contracted the novel coronavirus.
The Saints, who recently had been carrying fewer than the maximum 53 players on the active roster, promoted three players from the practice squad: receiver Austin Carr, interior offensive lineman Will Clapp, and defensive tackle Ryan Glasgow.
Left guard Andrus Peat, who in the past also has filled in at tackle when Armstead could not play, already was ruled out on Friday because of a concussion in last week’s victory over Atlanta.
James Hurst has filled in at offensive tackle already this season. Fellow reserve linemen Derrick Kelly and Ethan Greenidge can play either tackle or guard.