FOXBORO, Mass. (WPRI) — The New England Patriots have canceled their practice on Wednesday after a third player has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to reports.
NFL Network reporter Tom Pelissero posted on Twitter that cornerback Stephon Gilmore has contracted COVID-19.
#Patriots star CB Stephon Gilmore has tested positive for the coronavirus and the team isn’t expected to practice today, per sources.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) October 7, 2020
Gilmore, the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year, played in Monday night’s game in Kansas City.
The Patriots are set to face the Denver Broncos Sunday.
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According to NFL insider Field Yates, the Patriots now have Gilmore, quarterback Cam Newton, and practice squad defensive tackle Bill Murray on their COVID-19/reserve list.
Patriots CB Stephon Gilmore has tested positive for COVID-19, as @TomPelissero reported.
So, for now, the Patriots have QB Cam Newton, CB Stephon Gilmore and practice squad DT Bill Murray on their Reserve/COVID-19 list.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) October 7, 2020
Head coach Bill Belichick was supposed to hold his scheduled 8:30 a.m. press conference Wednesday, but that has been postponed to a later time.