Sunday’s game between the Atlanta Falcons and Chicago Bears will start as scheduled despite a Falcons player testing positive for the coronavirus.
Falcons cornerback A.J. Terrell tested positive for the virus on Saturday, causing some to wonder whether Sunday’s game would be in jeopardy of being postponed. But after conducting additional tests, the rest of the Falcons’ results returned negative.
The NFL Network first reported the news.
One day after Falcons’ CB A.J. Terrell tested positive, there are no new additions in Atlanta to the COVID-19 list, per a source; all Falcons’ players and coaches tested Saturday came back negative today.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 27, 2020
Sources: The #Falcons-#Bears game is officially on, despite ATL CB AJ Terrell being placed on the COVID-19 reserve list and contact tracing over the last more than 24 hours. All ATL players and personnel are cleared for today’s game. No positives from testing conducted yesterday.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 27, 2020
Terrell, a first-round pick out of Alabama, was the first NFL player to test positive for COVID-19 during the season. He will not play against the Bears and is on the league’s reserve/COVID-19 list.
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