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Reports: Saints player tests positive for COVID-19

A player on the New Orleans Saints has tested positive for COVID-19, Pro Football Talk reported Saturday night.

Fox Sports later confirmed the report.

According to the PFT report, the player was on the team flight to Detroit and those who were in contact with him are currently being tested in Detroit. The Saints are scheduled to play the Lions at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday.

Positive COVID-19 tests have already impacted two other games this week.

Numerous positives among the Tennessee Titans caused the NFL to postpone their game with the Pittsburgh Steelers from Sunday to Week 7, and the NFL has pushed the game between the New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs back to Monday or Tuesday after positive results on both teams. Quarterback Cam Newton was the only Patriots player who tested positive, as of Saturday night, and the team officially placed him on the COVID-19 reserve list.

The NFL had not seen any game times or dates impacted by COVID-19 through the first three weeks.

Coincidentally, the Saints on Friday asked New Orleans mayor LaToya Cantrell to allow fans (approximately 25 percent of capacity) to attend the team’s game in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Oct. 12. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell also emailed the mayor asking for the same, according to a letter written by the Saints to season-ticket holders.

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