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Patriots cancel practice after another positive COVID-19 test

Published: Oct 16, 2020 at 12:45 PM


Nick Shook

Around The NFL Writer


The New England Patriots are again regrouping due to the ongoing pandemic.

Another Patriots player has tested positive for COVID-19, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero and Mike Giardi reported, per a source informed of the situation. A second person within the organization has also tested positive for COVID-19, and is awaiting results of re-tests to confirm, Pelissero added.

New England canceled Friday's practice and media availability.

The Patriots conducted meetings virtually Friday following the cancellations.

New England is preparing to face Denver in a game that was rescheduled from Sunday afternoon to Monday evening in Week 5, and subsequently postponed to Week 6 because of COVID-19 concerns related to the positive tests of cornerback Stephon Gilmore and one additional Patriots player, which came nearly a week apart.

The new positive test arrives one day after Cam Newton -- New England's quarterback and first confirmed positive of the 2020 season -- returned to practice Thursday after testing positive near the beginning of October. Newton missed New England's Week 4 game against Kansas City, after which Gilmore also tested positive for COVID-19.

Gilmore returned to the team as well on Thursday for the Patriots' preparations to face Denver.

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Just now, Barry McCockinner said:

my plan of getting all the players infected in august would have worked much better


Yeah until the 77 year old fat high blood pressure riddled assistant to the assistant equipment manager hands out jock straps and ends up all Rona’d up. Nice friggin plan  Barry!

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