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UPDATED: Panthers add eight players to COVID-19 list, shut down facilities for two days

The Panthers are placing players on the COVID-19 list following their Week 13 bye.

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Update 3: Curtis Samuel is on the COVID-19 list due to a close contact and not a positive test, according to reports, so that’s a bit of positive news from this situation.

Update 2: The Panthers announced they have placed eight players on the COVID-19 list: wide receivers DJ Moore, Curtis Samuel and Ishmael Hyman (practice squad player), defensive tackles Derrick Brown and Zach Kerr, linebacker Shaq Thompson, offensive tackle Greg Little and punter Michael Palardy (currently on injured reserve).

Update 1: According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, Panthers wide receiver DJ Moore is one of the players being placed on the COVID-19 list.

The Panthers have closed their team facilities until Wednesday after placing two additional players on the COVID-19 list, according to multiple reports. The two players have not been named yet. The Panthers already had defensive end Yetur Gross-Matos and practice squad defensive lineman Bruce Hector on the COVID-19 list prior to these two additions.

The Panthers will conduct all team meetings virtually today and tomorrow while the facility is closed.

The team’s website has more information:

Teams may not disclose whether a player has tested positive for COVID-19 or whether he is quarantining because of close exposure to someone who has tested positive. Names of the players being placed on the list won’t be available until the team submits the transactions to the league.

The Panthers will still conduct virtual meetings and testing, and will continue to consult the medical experts and league personnel on any appropriate next steps.

Stay tuned for updates on this developing situation, as we’ll update the story when more information is available.