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Layne placed on Reserve/COVID-19 list

Cornerback Justin Layne was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Wednesday.

Layne was drafted by the Steelers in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft, the 66th overall selection. He played in 10 games his rookie season and mostly saw action on special teams, where he had three tackles.

Layne played college football at Michigan State where he played in 34 games, with 26 starts, and recorded 130 tackles and three interceptions.

About the reserve/COVID-19 list: The NFL created the reserve/COVID-19 list for a player who either tests positive for COVID-19 or who has been quarantined after having been in close contact with an infected person(s). If a player falls into either of these categories, their club is required to immediately place the player on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Per agreed upon NFL-NFLPA policy, clubs are not permitted to comment on player's medical status other than referring to roster status. Clubs may not disclose whether player is in quarantine or is positive for COVID 19.

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