Former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz, shown Jan. 13, 2019, was traded to the Indianapolis Colts earlier this off-season. File Photo by AJ Sisco/UPI | License Photo
Aug. 30 (UPI) -- The Indianapolis Colts placed starting quarterback Carson Wentz, Pro Bowl offensive lineman Ryan Kelly and wide receiver Zach Pascal on the reserve/COVID-19 list, the team announced Monday.
League sources told ESPN and NFL Media that the three players were put on the COVID-19 list after coming in close contact with a Colts staff member who tested positive for the coronavirus. The three players are eligible to return in five days if they continue to test negative and remain asymptomatic.
The placements of Wentz, Kelly and Pascal on the list are an indication that they aren't vaccinated. Under league protocols, players who have received the COVID-19 vaccination are only placed on the list for a positive test result.
When asked during training camp whether he was vaccinated, Wentz -- who was traded from the Philadelphia Eagles to the Colts earlier this year -- responded: "That's a personal decision."
The Colts have had multiple players land on the COVID-19 list since the beginning of training camp. The team removed All-Pro guard Quenton Nelson from the list Monday after he was in close contact with someone who tested positive.
Left tackle Eric Fisher, who is recovering from an Achilles injury, was placed on the COVID-19 list last week. Fellow offensive lineman Julien Davenport, defensive lineman Al-Quadin Muhammad and cornerbacks Xavier Rhodes and T.J. Carrie also have spent time on the list.
Colts head coach Frank Reich and defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus tested positive for COVID-19 at separate points in training camp.
To this point, the Colts have had one of the lowest percentages of vaccinated players in the league.