Saints coach Sean Payton tests positive for COVID-19
(AP Photo/Alex Brandon) (Alex Brandon)Saints coach Sean Payton tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday and was immediately isolated from the team. Three Saints players — defensive end Cameron Jordan, running back Mark Ingram and receiver Ty Montgomery — did not play against the New York Jets on Sunday because of positive COVID-19 tests. In Week 2 of this season, the Saints were without numerous assistant coaches because of a virus outbreak, but Payton was not among those which tested positive. —Buffalo placed starting left tackle Dion Dawkins on the COVID-19 list, leaving his status uncertain for Sunday against Carolina. The Dolphins had three running backs on the COVID-19 list before Gaskin was cleared.wftv.com
Heinicke to COVID list, Washington QB plan at Eagles unclear
Cowboys Washington Football Washington Football Team quarterback Taylor Heinicke (4) during the first half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys, Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021, in Landover, Md. Practice squad QB Kyle Shurmur would be in line to start if neither Heinicke nor Allen is available. Washington also signed Garrett Gilbert off New England's practice squad on Friday. Also Friday:—Buffalo placed starting left tackle Dion Dawkins on the COVID-19 list, leaving his status uncertain for Sunday against Carolina. The Dolphins had three running backs on the COVID-19 list before Gaskin was cleared.wftv.com
Lock returns to practice, apologizes again for COVID-19 slip
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Many viewers cringed at Denver’s ugly loss to the Saints behind a rookie receiver pressed into duty because every Broncos quarterback was barred by the NFL over coronavirus concerns. A three-year starter at Vanderbilt, Shurmur spent last season on the Chiefs’ practice squad. After Driskel’s positive test, a league investigation deemed Lock, Rypien and Bortles as high-risk close contacts and ordered them into quarantine Saturday. Hinton returned to catching passes, not throwing them, when he went back to the practice squad Wednesday. Miller has made it his goal to play this season after a freak ankle injury six days before the opener.