Atlanta Falcons shut down facility after constructive coronavirus check

The Atlanta Falcons shut down their facility Thursday morning after a member of their group examined constructive for COVID-19.

The Falcons, citing “an abundance of warning,” introduced that their operations Thursday can be carried out just about.

A league official informed ESPN’s Adam Schefter that the constructive check was for a Falcons personnel official, not a participant.

“This determination was made in session with the NFL and medical officers,” the Falcons stated in a press release. “The well being and security of our group is our highest precedence.”

Sources informed Schefter earlier Thursday that the Falcons had a number of constructive assessments for the coronavirus. One supply informed Schefter that there have been 4 constructive assessments, however a Falcons official stated the group is “not at 4 confirmed.” The official additionally informed Schefter that the Falcons are “nonetheless working via particulars.”

The Falcons positioned Marlon Davidson on the reserve/COVID-19 record Tuesday after, in response to sources, the rookie defensive lineman examined constructive for the coronavirus.

The 0-5 Falcons and interim head coach Raheem Morris are scheduled to play the Minnesota Vikings (1-4) in Minneapolis on Sunday, and there was no change relating to the standing of the sport as of Thursday morning, in response to Schefter.

Morris took over after the Falcons fired Dan Quinn and general manager Thomas Dimitroff following the loss to the Panthers.

Davidson, a second-round draft select of Auburn, performed 12 defensive snaps and 5 snaps on particular groups in his group’s 23-16 loss to the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.

He was the second Falcons participant to check constructive for COVID-19 because the starting of the common season. First-round draft decide A.J. Terrell, a cornerback out of Clemson, examined constructive the Saturday earlier than the Falcons’ Sept. 27 dwelling recreation towards the Chicago Bears. Terrell, who missed two video games earlier than being activated Oct. 8, was the primary NFL participant to overlook a recreation due to COVID-19.

The Falcons introduced Wednesday night time that they’d entered the NFL’s intensive protocol.

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