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Cardinals place Pro Bowl pass rusher Chandler Jones on COVID-19 list ahead of showdown with Browns

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The Arizona Cardinals will likely face Sunday's showdown against the Cleveland Browns without Pro Bowl linebacker Chandler Jones.

The team placed on him the NFL's reserve/COVID list on Tuesday. Head coach Kliff Kingsbury announced in September that 100% of Cardinals players are vaccinated against COVID-19, meaning that Jones could potentially be available per NFL protocols. But it's a long shot. Vaccinated players are permitted to return from the list when they test negative twice in a 24-hour period while showing no symptoms of COVID-19. 

Chandler Jones #55 of the Arizona Cardinals reacts against the Tennessee Titans during the first half at Nissan Stadium on September 12, 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
The Cardinals will likely be withou their most disprutive defender on Sunday. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

Jones leads the Cardinals with five sacks in five games along with two forced fumbles. He made his third Pro Bowl the last time he played a full season in 2019. A biceps injury limited him to five games in 2020. 

The 5-0 Cardinals are the NFL's only remaining undefeated team. The 3-2 Browns will look to avoid a second straight loss after a tough 47-42 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday. 

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