Nov 22, 2020; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) warms up prior to kickoff against the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

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COVID sends Falcons home on Thanksgiving

Positive COVID-19 tests forced the Atlanta Falcons to take their Thursday workout virtual.

The team planned to hold a morning workout before clearing players to spend the afternoon and evening with their families.

Sunday’s game is not impacted, the team said in a statement Thursday morning, underscoring that they were “informed of two positive COVID-19 tests from non-coaching staff members.”

“Contact tracing protocols have commenced and at this time the team has stopped all in-person work at IBM Performance Field with all operations being conducted virtually on Thursday,” the statement read.

“This decision was made in consultation with the NFL and medical officials and does not affect the status of Sunday’s game. The Falcons said the health and safety of the team is their highest priority.”

Atlanta is scheduled to host the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday.

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