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Arizona Cardinals players Devon Kennard, Byron Murphy test positive for COVID-19

Two Cardinals players tested positive for COVID-19 during the bye week. Coach Kliff Kingsbury said no other players have tested positive.

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Arizona Cardinals linebacker Devon Kennard tweeted on Monday that he was one of the two players who tested positive for COVID-19 during the team's bye week.

Cornerback Byron Murphy was also placed on the injured reserve/COVID-19 list, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport tweeted later in the day.

Both players are starters on defense.

Head coach Kliff Kingsbury confirmed reports Monday morning that two Arizona Cardinals players tested positive for COVID-19. No other players have tested positive.

Kingsbury said he doesn't believe it'll be an issue and that contact tracing showed the players who tested positive had limited interaction with others. Practice was happening as planned on Monday for the Cardinals.

"I learned that like many others, I have tested positive for Covid 19. Thankfully, I feel completely normal so far," Kennard wrote on Monday. 

"Please keep my family & I in your prayers as we navigate this. I look forward to being back on the field w/my teammates as soon as I am cleared & it’s safe to do so!"

Cardinals wide receiver KeeSean Johnson is the only other Cardinals player to have been placed on the injured reserve/COVID-19 list this year, earlier this season.

The Cardinals signed Kennard prior to this season after two seasons with the Detroit Lions. Kennard, 28, is a Desert Vista High School alum. Murphy was drafted in the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft. 

The Cardinals are coming off a bye week and are slated to take on the 4-3 Miami Dolphins at State Farm Stadium on Sunday.