Sport Report: Patriots place 3 players on Reserve/COVID-19 list

07:45  18 october  2020
07:45  18 october  2020 Source:   touchdownwire.usatoday.com

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The New England Patriots placed a practice squad player on the reserve / COVID - 19 list on Tuesday, just days after quarterback Cam Newton also was placed on the list. Rookie defensive tackle Bill Murray was added to the list on Tuesday afternoon, according to ESPN’s Field Yates.

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The New England Patriots’ issues with COVID-19 continue. According to ESPN’s Field Yates, the AFC East juggernaut is placing RB Sony Michel, G Shaq Mason, and DE Derek Rivers on the Reserve/COVID-18 list.

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The Patriots are scheduled to play host to the Denver Broncos on Sunday. The game has already been postponed a week after New England star DB Stephon Gilmore tested positive. That followed quarterback Cam Newton testing positive before the game with Kansas City.

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Six players were placed on the reserve / COVID - 19 list on Sunday, per the league's transaction wire. NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported that these The Cleveland Browns listed two players : running back/return specialist Dontrell Hilliard and rookie defensive back Jovante Moffatt (Middle Tennessee)

Sunday's game between the New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs has been postponed in the wake of two positive COVID - 19 tests, the NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and NFL Network's Tom Pelissero have since reported that the Patriots ' and Chiefs' normal Saturday morning COVID - 19

One writer reported Michel tested positive while another issues a cautionary note:

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