- September 30, 2021
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Chiefs had 20 people, including quarterback Patrick Mahomes, other players and staff members, in line for a haircut Sunday with a barber who tested positive for COVID-19, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Backup center Daniel Kilgore was in the chair when the Chiefs pulled the barber once his COVID-19 test results came in, Schefter reported. Kilgore and the barber both were wearing masks and because Kilgore was deemed a close contact, he told the barber to finish. A source initially had told ESPN that Kilgore was mid-haircut when the barber was pulled.
The Chiefs on Monday placed Kilgore and wide receiver Demarcus Robinson on the reserve/COVID-19 list after they were considered to be close contacts.
Robinson and Kilgore have not practiced since being placed on the COVID-19 list this week. But they can return to play in Super Bowl LV on Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers if they test negative for five consecutive days.
Starting center Austin Reiter said Thursday that the team is making the most out of an unfortunate situation.
I saw him trending on Twitter the other day and I was like, ‘You’ve got to be kidding me,'” Reiter said. We’ve definitely been having some fun with it, kind of a crappy situation, halfway through a haircut. We’re fortunate to get him back on Saturday if he keeps testing negative.’