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Feb 23, 2020; St. Louis, Missouri, USA; St. Louis Battlehawks quarterback Jordan Ta'Amu (10) throws a pass during the first half of an XFL game against the NY Guardians at The Dome at America's Center. Mandatory Credit: Billy Hurst-USA TODAY Sports

By Matt Dolloff,

The Patriots aren’t the only team with a quarterback who was exposed to COVID-19. The NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport tweeted Saturday that Chiefs practice squad QB Jordan Ta’Amu is being added to the reserve/COVID-19 list.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting as of this writing that the game between the Chiefs and Patriots is expected to be played on Tuesday night, instead. The Pats have not left Foxboro and are undergoing further testing.

Ta’Amu signed with the Chiefs in April, then to the practice squad after passing through waivers in September. He most recently played for the St. Louis Battlehawks in the XFL. Ta’Amu’s exposure to COVID-19 means that he was possibly carrying the virus while in close contact with Chiefs starting QB Patrick Mahomes this week. It’s likely that the Chiefs will also have to undergo further testing to ensure that neither team experienced an outbreak.

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The Titans and Steelers were expected to play Sunday, but a COVID outbreak on Tennessee ultimately forced the game to be rescheduled to Week 7. We’ll be sure to keep you updated on this rapidly changing story as it relates to the Patriots and Chiefs, and when the game will be played.

Matt Dolloff is a digital producer for Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries. Have a news tip, question, or comment for Matt? Yell at him on Twitter @mattdolloff or send him a nasty email at