dangolka (CBS) — The Patriots will likely be again at Gillette Stadium on Wednesday as they start (or quite, proceed) their preparations for Sunday’s sport in opposition to the Denver Broncos. However it won’t be a standard Wednesday for the Patriots.
The workforce introduced that gamers won’t observe and can solely be on the stadium for exercises. This week’s practices will likely be held on Thursday and Friday.
At the very least that’s the plan barring any additional constructive COVID-19 checks. The Patriots have had no new positives the final two days, with outcomes from Tuesday night time’s spherical of testing anticipated to be out early Wednesday morning.
Wednesday is simply the second time over the past 12 days that gamers have been at Gillette. They labored remotely final week following Stephon Gilmore’s constructive coronavirus check on Tuesday night time and solely hit the observe subject as soon as — on Saturday — earlier than final weekend’s sport in opposition to the Broncos was postponed following Byron Cowart’s constructive check on Saturday night time.
The Patriots at present have 4 gamers on the NFL’s reserve/COVID checklist: Gilmore, Cam Newton, Cowart and Invoice Murray. It’s attainable that Newton and Gilmore might return to the sphere sooner or later this week and play on this week’s rescheduled sport in opposition to the Broncos.