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Bills DT Star Lotulelei Sent Home From Facility Due To COVID-19 Protocol
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Former Utah Utes and current Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Star Lotulelei was sent home from the facility due to COVID-19 protocol.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, a Bills trainer tested positive for COVID-19. Three players were sent home due to contract tracing, including wide receivers Cole Beasley and Gabe Davis, along with Star Lotulelei.
In order for them to rejoin the team they would have to test negative for five days.
More details: The Bills’ trainer who tested positive was fully vaccinated. Beasley was in close contact with him yesterday and tested negative for covid today, as did Gabe Davis and Star Lotulelei, who all were all sent home and all tested negative. https://t.co/APlxWWumsg
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 24, 2021
Lotulelei opted out of the 2020 NFL season due to personal reasons. He joined the Bills in 2018 after spending five seasons with the Carolina Panthers. The former Utah All-American was taken in the first round with the 14th overall pick by the Panthers in the 2013 NFL Draft.
Trevor Allen is a Utah Utes Insider for KSLSports.com and host of the Crimson Corner podcast. Follow him on Twitter: @TrevorASports. You can download and listen to the podcast, here.
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