The Latest: Lions put Jalen Elliott on reserve/COVID-19 list

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Fans wearing protective face masks watch the Formula One Portuguese Grand Prix at the Algarve International Circuit in Portimao, Portugal, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. (Jose Sena Goulao, Pool via AP)

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:


The Detroit Lions have put safety Jalen Elliott on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

The list is for players who either test positive or have been in close contact with an infected person. Detroit also put linebacker Jarrad Davis and quarterback Matthew Stafford on the list earlier in the week.

Coach Matt Patricia wouldn’t discuss Stafford’s status for Sunday’s game at Minnesota.

“Commenting on his availability for the game would fall into the category of commenting on his health status,” Patricia said Thursday. “Trying to respect league rules and also out of respect for the player, I can’t comment on any of those things, other than just, again, what his status is on the roster.”


The service academy game between Air Force and Army scheduled for Saturday at West Point, New York, was postponed Thursday due to an increase in COVID-19 cases at the Air Force Academy and the surrounding community.