Packers place star LB De’Vondre Campbell on COVID-19 list

The Green Bay Packers entered the bye week at 9-3 coming off this past Sunday’s 36-28 win over the Los Angeles Rams and are hoping the extra rest will help quarterback Aaron Rodgers get his toe right as he tries to avoid having surgery to repair the issue. 

Green Bay did, however, confirm some bad news Tuesday by announcing that star linebacker De’Vondre Campbell has been placed on the reserve COVID-19 list. According to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, Campbell was one of five NFL players who tested positive for the virus on Tuesday. 

A reported nine players tested positive Monday. 

As Myles Simmons noted for Pro Football Talk, Campbell could return to team activities if he’s fully vaccinated against COVID-19, produces two negative virus tests at least 24 hours apart, and is free of any symptoms. Per Zach Kruse of Packers Wire, the 28-year-old would be on track to complete a 10-day quarantine on Dec. 10 if he’s not vaccinated. 

The Packers don’t play again until they host the Chicago Bears on Dec. 12. 

Per ESPN stats, Campbell leads Green Bay with 99 total tackles, and he’s also contributed two interceptions, two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery, a sack, and four pass breakups.