Another round of COVID-19 tests performed Monday produced no new positive results, according to an NFL Media report. With two-straight days of negative tests there's hope New England is about to put their unexpected Covid cluster behind them.
After an additional member of the Patriots tested positive for the virus Sunday - joining quarterback Cam Newton and cornerback Stephon Gilmore - the National Football League chose to postpone the game, which already had been moved from Sunday to Monday.
The NFL announced the postponement on Twitter early Sunday. It was the second time the league had moved the Patriots-Broncos game. For them, it is not about our best interest, or our healthy and safety, it is about what can we make protocol-wise that sounds good, looks good and how can we go out there and play games.
The fact that they are making the two teams play next week doesn't make a lot of sense but nothing really is making sense these days. The NFL had to postpone the Chiefs vs. Patriots game last week after QB Cam Newton's positive test late in the week and things just seem to be getting worse and worse with each passing day.
Newton, 31, played in the Patriots' first three games of 2020, his first in New England.
The Patriots players got a final day off on Tuesday as the team prepares to get back into a football routine after almost two weeks of uncertainty.
The Patriots also reopened their facilities and practiced on Saturday.
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The NFL has rescheduled eight games across its 2020 schedule as a response to multiple coronavirus outbreaks within several organizations.