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.
Hawaii’s John Ursua receives negative COVID-19 test one day after positive, awaits results of third test during isolation from #Seahawks https://t.co/drFfuATP1b @johnursua5 @HawaiiFootball @c_shimabuku #NFLHawaii // https://t.co/9oZimTtTXJ pic.twitter.com/Sdurh22cY7— Rob DeMello (@RobDeMelloKHON) August 10, 2020
Per an update from Rob DeMello, Ursua will be able to do just that on Tuesday, following a second consecutive negative COVID test.
John Ursua posts second consecutive negative COVID-19 test, expected to rejoin #Seahawks Tuesday https://t.co/XcGmIizJgK @c_shimabuku https://t.co/G2a8otONgn— Rob DeMello (@RobDeMelloKHON) August 11, 2020
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.