If the game resumes as scheduled, the Patriots will reportedly take two planes to Missouri to face the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday.
According to Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio, a source reports that one of the planes will carry “roughly 20 persons” that have had contact with quarterback Cam Newton, whose test results came back positive for COVID-19 late Friday night. All other Patriots players have reportedly tested negative.
However, according to WCVB-TV’s Shaun Ganley, the Patriots are not taking their team planes as Florio reported. Instead, Ganley reports that they will be contracting planes through Delta Airlines.
WCVB-TV’s Christopher Gasper added that one of the planes is scheduled to depart from Logan Airport, and the other will take off from Providence.
A little update on the Patriots travel situation tomorrow. As previously reported, they will take two planes tomorrow to Kansas City. But one plane will leave from Logan Airport. The other will depart from Providence. There’s no health-related reason for that. It’s operational…
— Christopher Gasper (@cgasper) October 4, 2020
“Separating the team based on those who did and didn’t have close contact with Cam underscores the reality that the incubation period could still be accounting one or more of the negative tests,” Florio wrote. “That one or more people who had close contact with Cam may still test positive, eventually.”
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that test results came back negative (again) on Sunday.
All New England tests taken again this morning, after the negative tests on Saturday, came back negative again for a second straight day, source tells ESPN.
Best-case scenario for the Patriots and the NFL so far.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 4, 2020
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