The Cleveland Browns placed punter Jamie Gillan on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Thursday.
Gillan is the third Browns player to be added to the newly created list, joining running back Dontrell Hilliard and safety Jovante Moffatt, who were placed on the list this past Sunday.
The list was established this year as NFL teams work through the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Players are added to the reserve list if they test positive for COVID-19 or if they are currently in quarantine due to being in close contact with someone who had a positive case.
Teams may not disclose the specific reason, per an agreement between the NFL and the NFLPA, and are not allowed to comment on a player’s medical status.
But Gillan spoke with NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero late Thursday afternoon and provided some details about his situation:
I spoke to #Browns punter Jamie Gillan, who landed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list today. The Scottish Hammer says he actually had COVID-19 almost a month ago, and tested negative for the virus (and positive for antibodies) on Tuesday … before a positive test yesterday. pic.twitter.com/o8Kqz9PLMv— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) July 30, 2020
Gillan is coming off a rookie season that saw him set a franchise record for net punting average while dropping 28 punts inside the 20-yard line, tied for fifth-best in team history, according to clevelandbrowns.com.
In addition to Gillan, Hilliard and Moffatt being placed on the reserve list, offensive linemen Drew Forbes and Drake Dorbeck opted out of the season on Wednesday under a new policy that was also created due to COVID-19.