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Miami Dolphins impacted by COVID-19 as two defensive starters added to reserve list

The Miami Dolphins host the Los Angeles Rams this Sunday, but could be doing it without two key defensive starters. The team announced on Thursday the addition of defensive end Christian Wilkins, linebacker Kyle Van Noy, and wide receiver Matt Cole to the COVID-19 reserve list. The designation indicates either each player has tested positive for the coronavirus or has been in close proximity to someone who has.

The move to place the three players on the Reserve/COVID list endangers their availability for Sunday’s game. Under league rules, if they are considered high-risk contacts or tested positive, the players must be away from the team for at least five days and receive negative coronavirus tests.