Cameron Jordan’s 172-game streak to end on COVID-19 list vs. Jets
This is tough: it doesn’t appear the New Orleans Saints will have defensive end Cameron Jordan on the field in Sunday’s game with the New York Jets. Jordan was placed on the COVID-19 reserve list earlier this week after testing positive, and wasn’t able to clear league protocol prior to the team’s departure on Saturday. Jordan wished his teammates well on Twitter and called for defensive linemen David Onyemata and Marcus Davenport to “lead the charge” in his absence.
If Jordan isn’t able to make it out of protocol in time, it’ll end his 172-game streak of games played in the black and gold. That’s not just the longest active streak on the team, but across the NFL. Jordan hasn’t missed a game since entering the league back in 2011.
That’s going to be a difficult loss for the Saints to work around. Even if Jordan has regressed this season, New Orleans could still use his help in the rotation. Without him they’re left with only Marcus Davenport, Carl Granderson, and Jalyn Holmes available to suit up. Payton Turner and Tanoh Kpassagnon remain on injured reserve. Hopefully the Saints pass rush is able to heat up without them.