Patriots Gamers Don’t Appear Thrilled With NFL’s Dealing with Of Coronavirus Instances

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FOXBORO (CBS) – New England Patriots gamers don’t appear thrilled with the NFL’s dealing with of coronavirus instances which have but once more compelled the crew’s facility to be shut down forward of a scheduled Monday evening recreation in opposition to the Denver Broncos.

After Cam Newton examined optimistic for COVID-19 final week, the crew was nonetheless compelled to journey to play the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs. The NFL additionally denied the crew’s request for a bigger locker room area for the sport.

Within the days after the sport, cornerback Stephon Gilmore and follow squad participant Invoice Murray additionally had been added to the COVID-19 reserve listing and the crew’s services had been closed till they may return to follow on Saturday.

Throughout Saturday media availabilities, cornerback Jason McCourty was essential of league management for his or her dealing with of the scenario.

“Between the gamers, the coaches, the administration, the employees, it’s as much as us to care for each other, to ensure bodily we’re all set, make sure that mentally as a result of I believe outdoors of right here the people who don’t need to stroll in our constructing — whether or not it’s the league workplace, whether or not it’s the NFLPA — they don’t care,” mentioned McCourty. “We’re attempting to get video games performed and we’re attempting to get the season going. For them, it isn’t about our greatest curiosity, or our well being and security. It’s about what can we make protocol-wise that sounds good, appears to be like good and the way can we go on the market and play video games.”

The crew was slated for a Sunday walkthrough, however discovered of a brand new optimistic take a look at and the power was but once more closed. Regardless of this, the NFL reportedly plans to undergo with Monday evening’s recreation between the Patriots and Broncos.

A number of Patriots gamers remarked on the scenario on social media. Although the feedback weren’t particular, it seems the crew isn’t thrilled.

Tom E. Curran of NBC Sports activities dangolka reported Sunday that Patriots gamers “aren’t going to let the NFL unilaterally resolve whether or not or not this recreation is performed. If gamers and coaches aren’t snug, they gained’t play.”

New England isn’t the one crew expressing frustration. Denver gamers Shelby Harris and Calbin Anderson each tweeted complaints earlier within the week about being compelled into a brief week as a result of new Monday kickoff.

“We’re we getting punished once we did nothing fallacious,” Harris tweeted. “Pats go on bye subsequent week and we’re caught on a brief week taking part in the dolphins assist it make sense.”

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