The all-clear got here after a number of days of coronavirus-related disruptions affecting a number of NFL groups. The league rescheduled a sequence of video games the former two weekends and groups persevered to revel in problems in fresh days.
The Jacksonville Jaguars introduced Sunday morning that they’d had no new certain check effects and had been set to play the Detroit Lions as scheduled in Jacksonville. That got here after the Jaguars labored remotely Saturday following a good check end result by way of a tradition squad participant. Later Saturday, the Jaguars positioned defensive finish Josh Mauro and 12 of the 16 individuals in their follow squad on their covid-19 reserve record.
“The staff has won 0 new certain checks since the previous day, and all individuals of our energetic roster have won more than one adverse checks and are eligible to play in these days’s sport towards the Lions,” the Jaguars mentioned in a written remark launched Sunday morning.
The covid-19 reserve record is for gamers who check certain for the coronavirus and the ones recognized thru touch tracing as having been uncovered to the virus. There used to be a flurry past due Saturday of groups putting gamers on that record.
The New England Patriots positioned operating again Sony Michel, guard Shaq Mason and defensive finish Derek Rivers on their covid-19 reserve record Saturday. The Atlanta Falcons positioned defensive lineman John Cominsky on theirs. The Baltimore Ravens did the similar with defensive take on Brandon Williams.
But with all video games being performed Sunday, in all probability the NFL’s new manner of keeping apart gamers for 5 days after “high-risk” touch to people who check certain will have headed off some higher issues.
The league additionally mentioned final week that, with chilly and flu season to hand, it anticipated extra gamers and coaches to be withheld from practices and video games for exhibiting signs, even supposing this is accompanied by way of a adverse coronavirus check. The NFL mentioned it could continue cautiously in such cases and look ahead to additional checking out and analysis to rule out a coronavirus case with higher sure bet. In the ones circumstances, a person will have to have two consecutive adverse coronavirus checks 24 hours aside to go back to staff actions.
The Patriots and Denver Broncos are to play Sunday in Foxborough, Mass., after that sport used to be postponed by way of every week on account of more than one certain checks by way of the Patriots. Quarterback Cam Newton and cornerback Stephon Gilmore participated within the Patriots’ follow Thursday after being activated from the staff’s covid-19 reserve record. Each had examined certain for the coronavirus. Newton’s certain check used to be showed Oct. three by way of an individual conversant in the end result. He neglected the Patriots’ loss at Kansas Town two days later. Gilmore performed in that sport however two days later showed by the use of social media that he’d examined certain.
The Patriots reopened their facility Saturday after running remotely Friday following a good check end result. The staff positioned offensive lineman James Ferentz on its covid-19 reserve record at that time. The Broncos introduced Saturday that operating backs trainer Curtis Modkins had examined certain for the coronavirus and would no longer accompany the staff on its go back and forth to the New England sport.
The Atlanta Falcons reopened their facility Friday and are scheduled to play the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday in Minneapolis. The Falcons had closed their facility Thursday after a brand new certain check end result.
The Indianapolis Colts reopened their facility Friday afternoon after it used to be closed that morning for 4 to start with certain check effects that, in line with the staff, got here again adverse upon retesting. The Colts are scheduled to play the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday in Indianapolis.