Cam Newton, Jordan Ta’amu have the coronavirus

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher 

The New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs are the latest teams to deal with the coronavirus. Both teams were scheduled to play in Week 4. 

These two teams are the third known teams since the regular season started to have coronavirus positive tests. The Tennessee Titans is dealing with a full blown outbreak as nearly 10 players have the virus with even more staff members having it. 

New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton stiff arms Maxx Crosby against the Las Vegas Raiders
New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton stiff arms Maxx Crosby against the Las Vegas Raiders (Photo by the Associated Press/Charles Krupa)

The Titans had their Week 4 game moved to later in the season. 

Due to the coronavirus positive test by Patriots starting quarterback Cam Newton, the game between New England and Kansas City has been postponed. The game, which was supposed to be on CBS at the 4:25 pm time slot, will be moved to either Monday or Tuesday.

Newton will now be on the COVID-19 list. He will will now be allowed to rejoin his teammates until he has back to back negative tests within 24 hours apart. 

“Late last night, we received notice that a Patriots player tested positive for COVID-19,” the Patriots said in a statement. “The player immediately entered self-quarantine. Several additional players, coaches and staff who have been in close contact with the player received point of care tests this morning and all were negative for COVID-19.

“We are in close consultation with the NFL, as well as our team of independent doctors and specialists, and will follow their guidance regarding our scheduled trip to Kansas City and game against the Chiefs. The health and safety of our team, as well as our opponent, are of highest priority.”

Newton is not the only player, who has tested positive for the coronavirus. Chiefs backup quarterback Jordan Ta’amu also tested positive for the infectious virus. 

Like Newton, Ta’amu will be added to the COVID-19 list.

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