Published: Sun, October 18, 2020
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Coronavirus: New England Patriots cancel training after fifth positive test

Coronavirus: New England Patriots cancel training after fifth positive test

Fox Sports NFL reporter Jen Hale discusses the coronavirus impacting the NFL. The phrasing of the Broncos' statement implies that the team is still set to travel to New England this weekend for Sunday's game.

The New England Patriots have canceled their Friday practice because of another positive COVID-19 test, according to reporting from ESPN's Mike Reiss and Field Yates. The Jaguars said they plan to play Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions in Jacksonville as scheduled. Gilmore, who tested positive October 7, was activated from the list Thursday. It will be Lindsay's first game since he left the season opener in the first half with a toe injury.

Multiple teams have experienced positive tests and the league already has had to change up the schedule because of it.

An NFL spokesman told Denver7 that the Broncos' game is unchanged despite Modkins' positive test.

Newton and Gilmore, the reigning defensive player of the year, returned to practice this week for the first time since testing positive for the virus.

The team later placed center James Ferentz on the reserve/Covid-19 list.

The COVID-19 outbreak has continued to wreak havoc on the Patriots.

The Broncos plan to bench top running back Melvin Gordon for the game at New England with what was described as a non-Covid-19 illness.

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The Patriots reopened their facility on Saturday, but have had to elevate players from the practice squad to fill out the roster due to the latest Covid-19 positives.

Of those three teams, only the Steelers won in their return to action.

On Friday, Browns coach Kevin Stefanski said Beckham was feeling better and the team hoped he would be able to play and possibly help Cleveland get its first win in Pittsburgh since 2003.

The Ravens placed defensive tackle Brandon Williams - a key figure in Baltimore's run defense - on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

The Falcons left as scheduled in two planes for Sunday's game at Minnesota.

The Falcons have moved Edmond Robinson and defensive tackle Chris Slayton from the practice squad to the active roster as COVID-19 replacements.

- The Atlanta Falcons on Friday resumed in-person work at their facility under more stringent safety measures.

The Panthers placed guard/center Tyler Larsen on the reserve/COVID-19 list five days after he played against Atlanta.


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