Canadian-American linebacker Alex Singleton is one of twelve members of the Philadelphia Eagles who was placed on the COVID-19 list on Monday.
Singleton tested positive for COVID-19 in July 2021 and experienced mild symptoms during the infection. He is fully vaccinated and could still return for the Eagles’ final game of the season due to a recent change in the NFL’s protocols.
The Eagles have clinched second place in the NFC East and a postseason berth with a 9-7 record. Singleton leads in the team in tackles with 137 total tackles — 81 solo and 56 assists — along with four tackles for loss, four knockdowns, one interception, and one fumble recovery.
Philadelphia’s other players who have entered COVID-19 protocol include center Jason Kelce, defensive lineman Fletcher Cox, tight end Dallas Goedert, linebacker Genard Avery, safety Marcus Epps, guard Nate Herbig, running back Jordan Howard, cornerback Avonte Maddox, safety Rodney McLeod, running back Boston Scott, and tight end Jack Stoll.
Singleton signed a one-year exclusive rights free agent contract in March 2021 worth $850,000 plus performance incentives, a steal of a deal for a productive starter in the middle.
CFL fans are used to seeing Singleton make plays on defence as he made many over three seasons with the Calgary Stampeders. He produced 123 tackles in his final two years in Canada, earning the league’s Most Outstanding Defensive Player Award in 2017.
The Eagles close their regular season on Saturday, Jan. 8 at home against the Dallas Cowboys.