49ers place wide receiver Richie James on NFL's reserve/COVID-19 list


Receiver Richie James, who reported to 49ers training camp Santa Clara on Thursday to rehabilitate a fractured right wrist, was placed on the reserve/COVID list on Monday.

Players go on COVID list for the purposes of being placed in quarantine as a result of an exposure to COVID-19 OR a positive test for COVID-19. Teams are not allowed to identify exact reason.

James was eligible to report with the rookies, quarterbacks and injured players due to the offseason injury he recently sustained.

Players took part in their first COVID tests on Thursday. Those with all negative tests were allowed to report to the team headquarters on Monday.

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James appeared in 29 games in his first two NFL seasons. He had six receptions for 165 yards and a touchdown last season while also handing the duties as the team’s primary return man.

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James averaged 8.0 yards on 33 punt returns last season. He ranked fifth in the NFL with 264 yards on punt returns.