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Texans placing Max Scharping on COVID-19 list

Mike Florio and Chris Simms look at the wild scene at the World Series where Justin Turner returned to celebrate with his teammates after testing positive for COVID-19 and whether that could ever happen in the NFL.

The Texans closed their training facility Wednesday after a player tested positive for COVID-19.

The team will place offensive guard Max Scharping on the reserve/COVID-19 list, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. Scharping is the first Texans player to test positive during the season, with several players having contracted the virus during the offseason.

The Texans are on their bye this week, so there’s no immediate threat to the schedule. All NFL players are tested every day, including during bye weeks.

The Texans also are activating receiver Isaiah Coulter to the active roster from injured reserve, according to Wilson.

Coulter, a rookie, injured his neck during training camp. He went on injured reserve before the season and returned to practice Oct. 7.