The Falcons placed Davidson on the list Tuesday, two days after losing to the Panthers (3-2) in Atlanta. A source told ESPN's Vaughn McClure that Davidson tested positive for the coronavirus.
The Falcons announced Wednesday evening that they also entered the NFL's intensive protocol.
The intensive protocol, according to a memo sent out by the NFL on Oct. 1, requires teams potentially exposed to the coronavirus to implement the following precautions:
In addition to daily testing, all players Tier 1 and 2 must receive daily rapid point-of-care tests and test negatively before entering the facility;
All meetings must occur virtually;
Whenever possible, activities such as practice will take place either outdoors or in large, open spaces;
Personal protective equipment such as face masks or shields must be worn on the practice field by players and staff at all times;
Gloves also should be worn on the field for all players except quarterbacks [Note: Panthers quarterback Teddy Bridgewater always wears gloves on both hands];
The weight room will be limited to no more than 10 players at any time regardless of the size of the room;
The facility will be deep cleaned daily;
No team or player gatherings or group football activities will be permitted away from the facility;
Players can be in the locker room for at most 15 minutes, with masks worn at all times.
No Minnesota player tested positive after the Titans game, and the Vikings did not miss a game.
The Panthers did not cancel Wednesday's practice but did push it back to 1:45 p.m. instead of the typical noon start. At this point, no Carolina player has been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list since Sunday.
The Panthers are scheduled to host the Chicago Bears on Sunday at Bank of America Stadium.