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East Carolina defensive end Kendall Futrell, right, is pictured between plays at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium during a game against Temple on Oct. 3, 2019.

NFL transactions from Sunday showed the Cincinnati Bengals put Greenville native Kendall Futrell on their reserve/COVID-19 list.

Futrell was among the first six players in the league to go on the list, which is designated for a player who has tested positive or is quarantined from potential close contact with an infected person.

He signed with the Bengals as an undrafted free agent in April.

Futrell is a former defensive end/linebacker standout at East Carolina and South Central High School, collecting a career-best 11 sacks and 16 tackles for loss (fourth in the American Athletic Conference) in his senior collegiate season. He also forced three fumbles last year for the Pirates.

Two of the first six players on the list were with the Cleveland Browns.