FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots’ facility is open Saturday morning after the crew canceled its Friday apply following a constructive COVID-19 take a look at, a supply tells ESPN’s Discipline Yates.
The Patriots host the Denver Broncos on Sunday (1 p.m. ET) and they’re persevering with to arrange for the sport to kick off as scheduled. Offensive lineman James Ferentz, who had performed each snap at heart within the crew’s Oct. 5 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, was positioned on the COVID-19 reserve record Friday.
In the meantime, Broncos coach Vic Fangio mentioned that his crew deliberate to journey to New England on Saturday as a part of its regular itinerary.
“We’re underneath the idea and understanding that this sport goes to go off on time. Something that occurs in any other case will occur when it occurs,” Fangio mentioned Friday.
The Patriots had been scheduled to apply early Friday afternoon, however abruptly canceled the exercise after studying of a constructive COVID-19 take a look at, a supply instructed ESPN. The crew was additionally awaiting affirmation on the potential for a second constructive take a look at, in line with a supply.
Ferentz and beginning defensive sort out Byron Cowart are the lone gamers on the crew’s COVID-19 reserve record. Quarterback Cam Newton, cornerback Stephon Gilmore and practice-squad defensive sort out Invoice Murray have been all faraway from the record this previous week, and have been full contributors within the crew’s lone apply of the week Thursday.
Ferentz was additionally a full participant in Thursday’s apply.