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Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians approved the COVID-19 protocols Saturday and coaches Sunday against the New York Jets, the team announced.
Wide receiver coach Kevin Garver also cleared minutes and will train in Sunday’s match.
The Buccaneers also activated cornerbacks Jamel Dean and Sean Murphy-Bunting from the reserve / covid-19 list on Saturday. Both players are listed as questionable (illness) against the Jets, the team said.
Arians tested positive for COVID-19 earlier in the week and had mild symptoms, mainly cough, I told ESPN’s Jenna Laine.
Arians, 69, has had several health problems throughout his career, including a prostate cancer diagnosis in 2007, a skin cancer diagnosis in 2013 and kidney cell carcinoma that required part of his kidney to be removed in 2017. He had to undergo a physical to make sure he was healthy enough to coach the Buccaneers before accepting the job in 2019, and he has not had any documented health issues while in Tampa.
The Buccaneers activated wide receiver Mike Evans from the COVID-19 list Friday. He is also doubtful for Sunday’s match, with a hamstring injury.