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Report: John Ursua expected to rejoin Seahawks on Tuesday

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On Sunday, John Ursua became the first Seahawk to be placed on the reserve/COVID list. Ursua’s placement on the list meant either he tested positive for COVID-19 or was in close contact with someone who did.

In a conversation with KHON News’ Rob DeMello on Monday, Ursua confirmed he had a positive test while adding that he had since tested negative. Under NFL guidelines, a second consecutive negative test would allow for Ursua to come off the reserve/COVID list and rejoin Seattle’s active roster.

Per an update from Rob DeMello, Ursua will be able to do just that on Tuesday, following a second consecutive negative COVID test.

Ursua’s return to the Seahawks’ roster would mean the team again has no players on the reserve/COVID list, after Ursua became the first and only player there just days ago.

Currently at 77 players, Seattle can have Ursua rejoin the active roster without opening up a roster spot. Ursua’s move to the reserve/COVID list, followed by Anthony Jones and Brian Allen being waived Monday, saw the Seahawks open up a trio of roster spots. They are yet to fill those spots, but it appears one will be filled shortly with Ursua’s return to the team.