Less than 24 hours after the Steelers defeated the Dallas Cowboys by a score of 24-19, ESPN's Field Yates reported that the Steelers had placed tight end Vance McDonald on the reserve/COVID-19 list after he tested positive.
The story said while this usually wouldn't be too worrisome, McDonald was showing symptoms of an illness days before the Steelers and Cowboys kicked off. He was a full participant in practice on Wednesday and Thursday of last week, but missed Friday with an "illness." He was listed as questionable to suit up for Pittsburgh in Week 9, but he did end up playing and caught his only target for a total of two yards. The story also said just because McDonald tested positive on Monday does not necessarily mean he had the coronavirus when he was feeling ill last week. Contract tracing could give us more information in the coming days.