• Matthew Jolles

Issues abound for the Chiefs vs. Patriots game as positive Covid tests on both teams.




UPDATE: At 12:25pm the NFL announced that tomorrow's game has been cancelled.


According to multiple reports the Patriots have announced that Cam Newton has been placed on the COVID-19/reserve list after testing positive for the virus. The Patriots have been conducting mass testing and re-testing and so far believe there is no further spread among the players, staff or within the organization.


The Chiefs have announced that backup QB Jordan Ta'amu, who rose to notoriety with his play in the #XFL for the St. Louis Battlehawks, has also tested positive for Covid-19. They are going through a re-testing procedure now and await results as well. Newton learned of his positive test late last night and the medical team in Foxboro began a process of re-testing all offensive unit players as they are the most associated with Newton during practices and team meetings. The Patriots were expected to leave from Boston today at 1pm.


The Patriots have put out a statement reading:

"Late last night we received notice that a Patriots player tested positive for Covid-19. The player immediately entered self-quarantine. Several additional players, coaches and staff who have been in close contact with the player received point of care tests this morning and all were negative for Covid-19. We are in close consultation with the NFL, as well as our team of independent doctors and specialists, and will follow their guidance regarding out scheduled trip to Kansas City and game against the Chiefs. The health and safety of our team, as well as our opponent, are of highest priority." More details to come ...

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