The Jacksonville Jaguars, in the meantime, introduced they have been working remotely Saturday after receiving a constructive take a look at outcome by a follow squad participant. The Jaguars stated they plan to play Sunday’s recreation in opposition to the Detroit Lions in Jacksonville as scheduled.
The reopening of the Patriots’ facility and their take a look at outcomes have been confirmed by an individual conversant in the scenario. The Patriots labored remotely Friday after receiving one new constructive take a look at outcome.
The Patriots positioned offensive lineman James Ferentz on its covid-19 reserve record. That record is utilized for gamers who take a look at constructive for the coronavirus and people discovered via contact tracing to have been uncovered to the virus.
Quarterback Cam Newton and cornerback Stephon Gilmore participated within the Patriots’ follow Thursday after being activated from the covid-19 reserve record. Newton examined constructive for the coronavirus, in response to an individual conversant in the outcome, and missed an Oct. 5 recreation at Kansas Metropolis. Gilmore confirmed two days after that recreation that he had examined constructive.
The Patriots-Broncos recreation was postponed from final Sunday due to the Patriots’ constructive checks. That necessitated a sequence of different schedule adjustments as a result of the Broncos initially had been scheduled to play the Miami Dolphins this Sunday. NFL officers stated this week they may take into account including an 18th week to the common season however provided that all video games can’t be performed within the present 17-week framework.
The Jaguars stated they turned conscious Friday night time of their constructive take a look at and, after it was confirmed, the participant self-isolated whereas the group and the league carried out contact tracing. The Jaguars known as the choice to work remotely Saturday “a precautionary measure.”
The NFL has allowed groups in some situations to play video games after a single constructive take a look at if there isn’t any proof of widespread transmission of the virus. League officers have stated the NFL has seen no proof of on-field transmission of the coronavirus.
“The well being and security of our gamers, coaches and employees, in addition to their households, is our prime precedence,” the Jaguars stated in a written assertion Saturday morning. “We are going to proceed to supply updates when they’re obtainable. We plan to play tomorrow’s recreation as scheduled.”
Barring additional constructive take a look at outcomes, Sunday’s NFL schedule may very well be unaffected by plenty of coronavirus-related disruptions in latest days. The Indianapolis Colts reopened their facility Friday afternoon after it was closed that morning for 4 initially constructive take a look at outcomes that, in response to the group, got here again unfavorable upon retesting. The Colts are scheduled to play the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday in Indianapolis.
The Atlanta Falcons reopened their facility Friday and are scheduled to play the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday in Minneapolis. The Falcons had closed their facility Thursday after a brand new constructive take a look at outcome.