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Houston Roughnecks CB Saivion Smith Put On Cowboys Reserve/COVID-19 List

As NFL training camps are in full swing, the second XFL player to be put on a team’s Reserve/COVID-19 List is Houston Roughnecks CB Saivion Smith. LA Wildcats Arrion Springs was placed on the list as well but was later cut from the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The NFL created the reserve/COVID-19 list for players who have tested positive or have been in close contact with an infected person. Something sports league and fans will have to get used to in a post COVID world.

“Cowboys CB Saivion Smith tested positive Friday in team’s COVID-19 exam, source said. He’s asymptomatic. Was placed on Reserve/COVID-19 list today. Smith is second Cowboys player to be added to list, joining WR Jon’Vea Johnson. Not allowed into team facility for minimum one week.”

Smith won’t be permitted into the Cowboys team facility for at least one week. He must also produce a string of consecutive negative results.

Smith is the only XFL player on the Dallas Cowboys roster. He is one of nine former Houston Roughnecks players to sign with the NFL or CFL.

He was selected in the 2020 XFL Supplemental Draft by the Roughnecks and played in only two games. Getting eight tackles and one pass breakup.

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