Le’Veon Bell will not be introducing himself to Chiefs followers when Kansas Metropolis takes the sector for Week 6 of the 2020 NFL season.
Bell turned a member of the reigning Tremendous Bowl champs on Thursday when he agreed to a one-year contract with them. He joined KC after being launched by the Jets earlier within the week. However he’ll have to look at because the Chiefs tackle the Payments on Monday night time in Orchard Park, N.Y. (5 p.m. ET, Fox.)
There is a particular cause why Bell cannot go well with up in Chiefs purple and gold for the competition.
It has to do with NFL tips which are particular to the 2020 season. Here is a fast rundown:
Why cannot Le’Veon Bell play Monday night time for the Chiefs?
Le’Veon Bell cannot play for the Chiefs in a key AFC sport in opposition to the Payments as a result of he must clear the league’s COVID-19 protocols earlier than he can start work together with his new staff. Bell wants to check destructive for 5 days earlier than he can enter the Chiefs’ facility, in keeping with the testing part of the protocols (“POC” stands for point-of-care):
Pre-Entry Testing: Six (6) destructive exams, certainly one of which can be a POC check on the day of entry, every taken after the participant arrives within the membership metropolis and 24 hours aside, earlier than he could enter the membership facility to both check out with or be a part of the membership for in-person staff actions (on Day 6).
If Bell arrives in Kansas Metropolis on Friday and begins testing, then the earliest he may start working with the Chiefs, in keeping with the above testing routine, is Wednesday, Oct. 21, assuming all his check outcomes come again clear.
When can Le’Veon Bell start enjoying for the Chiefs?
The earliest Le’Veon Bell can play for the Chiefs is Sunday, Oct. 25, when Kansas Metropolis is scheduled to face the Broncos in Denver. If he wants extra time, both for testing or preparation causes, then the following doable debut date is Nov. 1 when the Chiefs play the Jets.
Who would be the Chiefs’ major operating again whereas Le’Veon Bell is sidelined?
Kansas Metropolis can stick with rookie Clyde Edwards-Helaire, who has began all 5 of the staff’s video games this season. Edwards-Helaire has struggled since a stellar debut in Week 1, nonetheless, dashing for 206 yards complete over the previous 4 video games. The Chiefs even have Darrel Williams, who has 11 carries and 6 receptions this season. Kansas Metropolis may get dashing manufacturing from quarterback Patrick Mahomes (24 carries) and broad receiver Tyreek Hill (six carries, 8.2 yards per carry), as properly.