After several rescheduling due to COVID-19, the NFL has added another game to the list. The Broncos-Patriots game has been postponed, and a new schedule is yet to be announced by the League.
Originally scheduled for Monday, October 12, at 5:00 p.m. ET, the Broncos-Patriots game has been postponed.
“Details on a new game date and time will be announced shortly. Both teams will now have a Week 5 bye. This decision was made to ensure the health and safety of players, coaches, and game day personnel and in consultation with medical experts.”NFL
Due to positive COVID-19 tests, the League has already reshuffled a few other games. The Jacksonville Jaguars’ games, the Chargers’, the Miami Dolphins’, and the Jets’ have also been moved to give way to the said postponement.
According to WBUR, the Patriots have once again shut their facility down because of the positive test result. Meanwhile, the Tennessee Titans have also told sources that they will be closing their facility due to a staff testing positive for COVID-19.
The League has rescheduled the Patriots’ game for the second time around after Stephon Gilmore, current NFL Defensive Player of the Year, tested COVID-19 positive. Due to the latest positive result, the Patriots’ outbreak is now at four. As a result, the new schedule for the Broncos-Patriots game is uncertain.
The Titans’ last game was held on September 27 because their outbreak has already reached 24. Their game with Pittsburgh has already been postponed and rescheduled to the 25th.
“We have temporarily closed our facility and are in communication with the league on the next steps.”Tennessee Titans
Several other NFL teams have also been raising issues due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Bears have reported that Badara Traore, their offensive lineman, has been moved to their reserve/COVID-19 list from their practice squad.
“It was a roller coaster for sure. Definitely, the fact that we had guys with no symptoms testing positive and we had guys with full-blown symptoms getting consecutive negative tests on multiple days was really eye-opening. Just the fact if we really don’t know… So, we have to treat everyone as if they have the virus. Unfortunately, really probably lost some faith in the testing system just through everything we’ve been through over the past week and a half. But we said that from the beginning that testing is not going to prevent the virus from being spread, it’s the way we handle ourselves with all the protocols and handle ourselves outside the building as well.”Ryan Tannehill, Titans quarterback