Colts Close Facility After Multiple Positive Coronavirus Tests

Ross Houston
October 17, 2020

Too, This Friday, the Colts closed their facilities after receiving four positive tests for COVID-19 Within the team, however, hours later they announced that subsequent tests on those samples had returned negative and the team returned to training in the afternoon. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, all of those tests for Indy were false positives.

Jacksonville's game against the Detroit Lions on Sunday still is scheduled to be played.

"I don't really know the answer to that", Broncos coach Vic Fangio said when asked about finally playing the Patriots. "We plan to play tomorrow's game as scheduled". "And anything that happens otherwise will happen when it happens". The four positive samples were re-tested and have been confirmed negative.

The Patriots placed offensive lineman James Ferentz on its covid-19 reserve list.

"Last night, we received results from our daily PCR testing that an individual on our practice squad tested positive for COVID-19", the team said in a statement. Gilmore, who tested positive on October 7, was activated from the list Thursday. Asked on Friday how Newton looked in his first practice back, offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels said the 2015 NFL MVP looked "normal, normal".

The Broncos (1-3) haven't played since October 1. Newton missed New England's loss at Kansas City on October 5 after his October 2 positive test.

Denver's layoff is the longest in the league since 2001, when the NFL postponed all games on the weekend following the 9-11 terrorist attacks. Of those three, only the Steelers won in their return to action.

While Edelman's lingering injury issues remain a concern, the Patriots have a major issue at offensive line.

Rookie defensive tackle Marlon Davidson was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday and a second person, who is not a player, subsequently tested positive.

Atlanta resumed in-person work under more stringent safety measures. National Football League officials said this week they will consider adding an 18th week to the regular season but only if all games can not be played in the current 17-week framework. So the simple solution would be moving Bengals at Colts back a week to Week 7, when the Browns also will take an earlier bye and hold the Bengals' home rematch with the Browns in Week 9 instead, when both teams were supposed to be off.

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