White, Barrett among Bucs trio put on COVID list

6:26 PM ET

TAMPA, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be without three key members of their defense Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons.

Inside linebacker Devin White, outside linebacker Shaq Barrett and defensive lineman Steve McLendon were placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday.

Placement on the list means a player has either tested positive or been deemed a close contact to someone who has.

The Bucs do not disclose who tests positive, but Barrett, a Pro Bowler in 2019, wound up on the list as a close contact, his wife wrote on Instagram.

“Shaquil’s is negative and has been all week, however [he] was in close proximity of someone who tested positive. So he will remain quarantined for the next five days,” Jordanna Barrett posted.

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“Can’t control other people’s actions. Just our own. Regardless of how safe we have been … and following every precautionary possible. Sometimes people choose other choices that result in unfair circumstances. But rest assured to everyone asking. We were not the ones who were reckless and exposed the team. So to the fans mad…some things are out of our control. It is what it is. Shaquil will be back for

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