The Arizona Cardinals will likely face Sunday's showdown against the Cleveland Browns without Pro Bowl linebacker Chandler Jones.
The team placed on him the NFL's reserve/COVID list on Tuesday. Head coach Kliff Kingsbury announced in September that 100% of Cardinals players are vaccinated against COVID-19, meaning that Jones could potentially be available per NFL protocols. But it's a long shot. Vaccinated players are permitted to return from the list when they test negative twice in a 24-hour period while showing no symptoms of COVID-19.
Jones leads the Cardinals with five sacks in five games along with two forced fumbles. He made his third Pro Bowl the last time he played a full season in 2019. A biceps injury limited him to five games in 2020.
The 5-0 Cardinals are the NFL's only remaining undefeated team. The 3-2 Browns will look to avoid a second straight loss after a tough 47-42 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday.