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Newton thanks fans for support; Patriots to fly in 2 planes

New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton took to social media on Sunday to thank fans for their kind words after his COVID-19 positive test.

“I appreciate all the love, support, and well wishes!! I will take this time to get healthy and self reflect on the other amazing things that I should be grateful for,” he wrote on Instagram.

Newton is the only member of the Patriots with a positive test, so far. Their game against the Chiefs was pushed from Sunday afternoon to Monday night to allow for more testing after both Newton and Chiefs practice squad quarterback Jordan Ta’amu tested positive for the virus.

The Patriots are scheduled to depart for Kansas City on Monday morning, provided there are no more positive tests in either organization.

NBC Sports reported that the Patriots will use both of their team aircraft for the trip west. One plane will transport the approximately 20 people who are known to have been in close contact with Newton. The other plane will carry the remaining players and staff members.

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