Two more Detroit Lions -- including starting slot cornerback Justin Coleman -- were added to the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday, becoming the sixth and seventh players from the franchise to be placed on the list since testing results started to come back Wednesday.
Coleman and tight end Isaac Nauta join a growing number of Lions players on the reserve list, which means either they've tested positive for COVID-19 or have been in close contact with someone who has the coronavirus.
In a text message to ESPN, Coleman said "alls well," but did not expand further on his situation.
On Wednesday, after the first round of testing for the Lions, five players were placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list: receiver Kenny Golladay, tight end T.J. Hockenson, punter Arryn Siposs, cornerback Amani Oruwariye and safety Jalen Elliott.
The spate of reserve/COVID-19 listings for the Lions came as the club spent 20 minutes on a Zoom conference call Wednesday explaining everything they have done to try to prevent the spread of the virus in their facility. No players have been allowed in the facility yet, but once they have three straight negative tests they'll be allowed in to start working.
Lions general manager Bob Quinn, in that Zoom conference call, stressed education and decision-making will be just as important as testing when it comes to his team containing the virus.
"Testing is only one step. We can't protect from the virus by just testing," Quinn said. "It's education number one. It's about PPE and it's about contact tracing. All those things are just as important as the testing.
"Once a player is in the building starting Saturday we're testing every day for 14 days. Then depending on our rate, it could go to every other day. The extent of testing is great but education, PPE and just being smart about what's going on is going to be just as important as the testing itself."