The Seattle Seahawks were the last team in the entirety of the NFL to report any positive cases of COVID-19 within the team organization this season, but that good luck and fortune has run its course, unfortunately.
On Saturday, the Seahawks announced second-year defensive tackle Bryan Mone has been placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list.
Mone signed with Seattle as an undrafted free agent out of Michigan on May 3, 2019.
This season, he has recorded 0.5 sacks, seven tackles and one safety in eight games played. Unfortunately, Mone has been on the Injured Reserve list this month with an ankle injury suffered against the Buffalo Bills in Week 9.
Additionally, corner Tre Flowers, who took over the starting role for the injured Quinton Dunbar, was placed on the IR as well with a hamstring injury that occurred against the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday Night Football. He is expected to miss at least three weeks.
"He came out of the game with his hamstring tight, did the MRI and he's got something that we have to deal with," Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said of Flowers Friday. "It's not a serious hamstring injury, but it's enough to really bother him this week, and to expect for him to turn around and bounce back around this week is a lot to expect."
Corner D.J. Reed is expected to start in his place.
Seattle has also elevated tackle Chad Wheeler from the practice squad, to help with depth on the offensive line with Brandon Shell listed as doubtful on the injury report heading into Sunday’s game against the New York Giants. Wheeler is a three-year player out of USC. He spent two seasons with the Giants as an undrafted free agent and played in 11 games in 2017 and 16 in 2018.
Kickoff between the Seahawks (8-3) and Giants (4-7) is set for 1:05 p.m. (PT) at Lumen Field in Seattle, Washington.