Patriots cancel practice after new positive for COVID-19

New England made the determination after a case of coronavirus and seek confirmation with a second test

FOXBOROUGH — Los New England Patriots canceled their training this Friday and interviews with players after a positive test of COVID-19, according to one source, and they are also awaiting confirmation from a second positive test.

The Patriots They are scheduled to host the Denver Broncos on Sunday.

That game had to be rescheduled from Week 5 after the Patriots They had defensive tackle Byron Cowart test positive two days before the game.

All NFL games for this week remain on the schedule, a league source told Dianna Russini of ESPN this Friday.

The positive test This Friday comes the day after quarterback Cam Newton, cornerback Stephon Gilmore and practice team defensive tackle Bill Murray trained for the first time after being activated from the reserve list.COVID-19.

The Patriots they had been scheduled to train this Friday at 1:00 pm ET. Players previously said they had only been inside the facility to lift weights the last few days, with all meetings held virtually.

The facilities of the Patriots they had been closed Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, before the players returned Wednesday for conditioning work. The first practice of New England this week was Thursday.

This Friday, the Indianapolis Colts closed their facilities after receiving four positive tests of COVID-19 Within the team, however, hours later they announced that subsequent tests on those samples had returned negative and the team planned to return to train in the afternoon.

On Thursday, the Atlanta Falcons closed their facilities after finding a positive case, but this Friday they reopened them following intensive NFL protocols.

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