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Broncos running backs coach Curtis Modkins tests positive for COVID-19 ahead of game vs. Patriots

The NFL has yet to announce if the game will be further rescheduled.

Justin Edmonds
Broncos running back coach Curtis Modkins, seen watching Melvin Gordon, has tested positive for COVID-19.

The Broncos announced Saturday afternoon that running backs coach Curtis Modkins has tested positive for COVID-19, shortly before the team was scheduled to depart Denver for Sunday’s 1 p.m. kickoff against the Patriots.

Modkins is at home and in self-isolation, according to a team statement.

Positive COVID-19 tests among the Patriots prompted the NFL to reschedule the Denver matchup multiple times – from Oct. 11 to Oct. 12, and then to Sunday.

The Patriots opened their facility Saturday morning after shutting it down due to a positive test on Friday. Later that day, center James Ferentz was placed on the COVID-IR, which is for players who test positive or come in close contact with someone who has.

The Patriots were scheduled to hold a walkthrough at the facility on Saturday before virtual meetings on Saturday night.

The NFL has yet to announce if the game will be further rescheduled.

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