Washington special teams coach Nate Kaczor wasn’t at practice on Tuesday, and head coach Ron Rivera met with the media afterward and indicated Kaczor was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
According to Rivera, Kaczor, who is fully vaccinated, tested positive for COVID-19 and had to be placed on the list.
Washington special teams coach Nate Kaczor tested positive for covid-19 and is in the protocol, Ron Rivera said. Kaczor is fully vaccinated.
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“It’s one of those things that he is fully vaccinated, but we have to follow the rules,” Rivera said, per Matthew Paras of The Washington Times.
It’s unclear how long Kaczor will be on the COVID-19 list, and Rivera didn’t offer any details on Kaczor’s condition.
Kaczor’s units really have just one major battle remaining, and that is at punt returner. Wide receivers DeAndre Carter, Dax Milne and Isaiah Wright, appear to be the top three contenders to return punts and have one final preseason game on Saturday to state their case.