This story has been updated.
Redskins rookie wide receiver Antonio Gandy-Golden tested positive for COVID-19 but has since self-quarantined and is asymptomatic, sources have told NBC Sports Washington.
Washington selected Gandy-Golden to boost their receiving group after a tremendously productive two-year stretch at Liberty University. He averaged 75 catches per season with 10 touchdowns and around 1,100 yards in two years at college.
Some predict he could emerge as a starter opposite Terry McLaurin for the Redskins 2020 offense, and all indications are that Gandy-Golden’s bout with the Coronavirus won’t impact his ability to compete for playing time this fall. Kelvin Harmon seems the most likely competition for the other starting spot.
This news does not mark the first positive test for COVID-19 in the NFL but it is the first reported positive test among Redskins players.
Earlier this week the NFL’s top doctor admitted that as the league works to return to the practice fields some positive tests will be inevitable. Well, the inevitable has now reached the Redskins roster but is already in the rear view mirror.
Popular Redskins podcast Burgundy Blog hinted that a Redskins player had tested positive for the virus last weekend, and earlier this week Liberty Univiersity president Jerry Falwell also suggested Gandy-Golden had dealt with the virus.
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