Saturday AM update: There were no new positive Covid-19 tests, per Tom Pelissero. The game is on track to play on schedule.
UPDATE: The Broncos-Chargers game is not in jeopardy of being moved, per Mike Klis.
UPDATE: Broncos right guard Graham Glasgow has tested positive for Covid-19, per Tom Pelissero. He and two players who were close contacts are in isolation.
The Denver Broncos are set to host the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday on Sunday at 4:05 ET, but we now have had reports of positive Covid-19 tests for both teams. The most recent came on Friday, as ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that a Broncos offensive lineman tested positive. The team has canceled practice per Schefter.
Late Wednesday, a Chargers player tested positive, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. The team went on to cancel Thursday practice. As usual, all the players who came in contact with the infected player must go into isolation. The NFL has upped protocols to keep player groups even more isolated and masks worn at all times, which has allowed them to play games based on contact tracing, but this happening on Friday may push this game out of their Sunday time slot. We will keep you abreast of the news.
The Broncos have since released a statement announcing the news.
“We were informed early this morning that a Broncos player has tested positive for COVID-19.
“The player is at home in self-isolation along with two other players who were determined to be close contacts. Our organization, which has been operating under the league’s intensive protocols, is in consultation with the NFL and taking guidance from medical experts.
“As a precaution, we have made the decision to postpone today’s practice and conduct virtual meetings in preparation for Sunday’s game against the Chargers. The team is scheduled to return to UCHealth Training Center for practice tomorrow.
“The health and safety of the players, coaches and staff will continue to be of the highest priority.”