John Sigler | Saintswire
The New Orleans Saints’ next opponent is managing a COVID-19 situation after a Denver Broncos player and two staff members tested positive for the coronavirus, the Broncos announced. The Broncos canceled their Friday practice session and closed the team training facility after placing backup quarterback Jeff Driskel on the COVID-19 reserve list on Thursday.
For now, the game at Denver is still scheduled for a 3:05 p.m. CT kickoff on Sunday, Nov. 29. Saints coach Sean Payton said earlier this week that the Saints will fly out on Saturday, as always using a privately chartered flight with COVID-19 precautions in place.
New Orleans has dealt with their own COVID-19 absences this season, including wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (who missed two games while recovering from an infection) and running back Dwayne Washington (who spent three weeks on the reserve list). So they’re familiar with all of these protocols and the risks at work. ...
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