Jaguars working remotely after optimistic COVID-19 take a look at

Jaguars working remotely after positive COVID-19 test

The Jacksonville Jaguars are the most recent NFL crew coping with a optimistic COVID-19 take a look at.

The Jaguars mentioned Saturday {that a} apply squad participant has examined optimistic for the coronavirus. The preliminary end result was confirmed by a second take a look at Friday night. The participant was quarantined, and the crew is reviewing contact tracing information to find out what additional precautions have to be taken.

The Jaguars (1-4) host Detroit (1-3) on Sunday and plan to play as scheduled.

Jacksonville determined to carry soccer actions remotely Saturday as a part of NFL protocols. It may gain advantage the crew that it sometimes separates apply squad gamers from guys on the 53-man roster, creating an additional stage of safety to assist stop an outbreak.

The Jaguars are the fourth NFL crew to cope with COVID points in latest days, becoming a member of Atlanta, Indianapolis and New England.

The Patriots canceled apply Friday and later positioned heart James Ferentz on the reserve/COVID-19 checklist. He grew to become the fifth participant on the crew to check optimistic for the virus.

The Colts had 4 optimistic assessments that got here up detrimental upon retesting. The Falcons returned to their facility at some point after abandoning it due to a second optimistic.

New England already twice had the unique Week 5 matchup in opposition to Denver postponed following 4 earlier optimistic coronavirus assessments by gamers, together with quarterback Cam Newton and cornerback Stephon Gilmore. The sport is scheduled for Sunday in Foxborough, Massachusetts, however now might be in jeopardy.

Newton and Gilmore, the reigning Defensive Participant of the 12 months, returned to apply this week for the primary time since testing optimistic for the virus. Newton missed New England’s loss at Kansas Metropolis on Oct. 5 after his Oct. 2 optimistic take a look at. He was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 checklist on Wednesday. Gilmore, who examined optimistic on Oct. 7, was activated from the checklist Thursday. Follow squad participant Invoice Murray additionally returned from the COVID-19 checklist Thursday.

Defensive sort out Byron Cowart, who examined optimistic on Oct. 11, was joined on the checklist by Ferentz.

The Broncos haven’t performed since Oct. 1. In the event that they play Sunday, they’ll have had 16 days between video games, at some point longer than Tennessee’s layoff earlier than the Titans beat Buffalo on Tuesday evening following the NFL’s first COVID-19 outbreak, which affected two dozen members of the group.

Denver’s layoff is the longest within the league since 2001, when the NFL postponed all video games on the weekend following the 9/11 terrorist assaults. Three groups — the Saints, Steelers and Buccaneers — had byes when play resumed every week later, so all of them had 20 days between video games that yr. Of these three, solely the Steelers gained of their return to motion.

Indianapolis closed its apply facility, then the 4 retests got here again detrimental and the constructing reopened.

The Browns, who performed the Colts on Sunday, had zero optimistic assessments Friday morning and their constructing was open. The negatives included one for star broad receiver Odell Beckham Jr., who was sick and despatched house Thursday and never allowed to apply Friday.

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Atlanta resumed in-person work beneath extra stringent security measures. The Falcons play at Minnesota on Sunday.

Falcons rookie defensive sort out Marlon Davidson was positioned on the reserve/COVID-19 checklist Tuesday and a second particular person, who isn’t a participant, subsequently examined optimistic.

The Panthers positioned guard/heart Tyler Larsen on the reserve/COVID-19 checklist 5 days after he performed in opposition to Atlanta.

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