Report: Several Saints Coaches Test Positive For COVID-19

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Katie Jerkovich Entertainment Reporter
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Several coaches with the New Orleans Saints have reportedly tested positive for COVID-19, putting into question their status for the team’s game Sunday against the Panthers.

“Saints have had a ‘handful of offensive coaches’ test positive for COVID, calling into question their status for Sunday’s game vs. Carolina, per source,” ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter tweeted Tuesday. “But as one Saints’ source said, ‘We’ll be just fine.'”

In a post a short time later, Schefter detailed how many of the Saints coaches have tested positive for the coronavirus, which reportedly includes a total of 8 cases. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

“Here is the breakdown of the positive test results from the Saints organization, per source:
8 total cases, 6 offensive coaches, 1 nutritionist, 1 player,” the NFL insider’s tweet read. (RELATED: Jameis Winston Torches The Packers, Throws Five Touchdowns)

Several Saints coaches, who were already vaccinated, had come down with COVID-19, USA Today reported Tuesday. Because the entire coaching staff is reportedly vaccinated, each coach who became infected must turn in two negative test results in consecutive days before being cleared to return to the team, the report noted. There has been no other information released about who the coaches are or players.

The Saints will travel to Charlotte, North Carolina, for Sunday’s game against the Panthers.