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Something like normality has just returned to the New England Patriots. Star-Quarterback Cam Newton as well as Corner Stephon Gilmore and Bill Murray, Defensive Tackle in the Practice Squad, have returned to training after their corona illnesses. Only Defensive Tackle Byron Cowart was still on the reserve / COVID-19 list.
The Patriots held a team workout on Wednesday and full team training on Thursday.
But now there is probably the next positive result. How ESPN and NFL Network The New England Patriots reportedly canceled their Friday training because of the findings. This would not have been necessary. In compliance with the NFL protocol, the players could have trained with masks, but head coach Bill Belichick had decided against it.
It is still unclear who exactly has Corona. NFL Network reported a player who tested positive, ESPN said that the Patriots want to wait for the result of the second test. Tom Pelissero announced on Twitter that he knew from a source that Center James Ferentz had been put on the Reserve / COVID-19 list.
What that means for Sunday’s game against the Denver Broncos has not yet been decided. Broncos coach Vic Fangio was still optimistic about the game on Friday. “We expect the game to take place as planned.” However, he also added: “Everything else comes as it comes.”
The game of the New England Patriots against the Denver Broncos should actually have taken place on the previous day of the game, but the match was postponed for a week due to the corona disease among the Patriots. (Here for the 2020/21 NFL schedule)
For the team from Massachusettes, the Sunday game would be the first match in twelve days. On October 5th they lost the Super-Bowl-Champions Kansas City Chiefs mit 10:26. The Denver Broncos had not played a game for 16 days on Sunday.