CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - SEPTEMBER 14: Bryce Hall #34 of the Virginia Cavaliers breaks up a pass intended for Tamorrion Terry #15 of the Florida State Seminoles in the first half during a game at Scott Stadium on September 14, 2019 in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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New York Jets rookies Bryce Hall and Shyheim Carter have been placed on the COVID-19 reserve list, while Leo Koloamtangi opts out.

The first official day of training camp brings New York Jets fans the necessary news to get the season moving. According to multiple reports, the team has played two rookies on the COVID-19 reserve list while a veteran opts out of the season altogether.

Bryce Hall and Shyheim Carter are the two rookies who have been placed on that dreaded COVID-19 reserve list.

Not all hope is lost, however. As ESPN’s Rich Cimini points out, a player does not need to test positive for COVID-19 to be placed on this special 2020 reserve list. They can simply be placed there if officials believe he was potentially exposed to the disease.

Hall, 22, was Joe Douglas’ fifth-round choice in this offseason’s virtual 2020 NFL draft. The Virginia product is (or was, depending on how things play out) expected to compete for playing time at cornerback.

Carter, 22, is an undrafted free agent out of Alabama. His intentions of making the 55-man roster this summer just took a major hit.

Koloamatangi, 26, is a veteran center who dressed seven games a year ago but did not see the field for any snaps. He becomes the 22nd NFL player to officially opt out of the 2020 season.

On Tuesday, Adam Gase confirmed that only one player had opted out of the season thus far, yet he didn’t mention Kolomatangi by name, specifically. With Jets players now in town, the next step is testing.

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