ORCHARD PARK, New York – Buffalo bills sent their recruits home from the team’s facility on Thursday in response to five positive tests for coronavirus this week, the ESPN team said in a statement.
A league source told ESPN that two players, including one rookie, had a positive result on COVID-19 on Thursday, and the team decided to hold meetings that day.
This news was first reported by the NFL network.
According to the mandate of the NFL training camp, players must register three negative tests over a five-day period to enter the facility. Although teams are not required to close their facility for positive testing, the bills decided to minimize the risk by sending players home for the day.
“As medical experts told us, when the training camp opened, we expected to receive positive COVID tests,” ESPN said in a statement. “Since 5 since the beginning of the testing period last Tuesday, we have decided to take a disciplined, proactive and preventative approach to hopefully eliminate additional cases in our team.”
Newcomers to the bills first announced the start of testing on July 21. The newcomer, who tested positive on Thursday, did so after registering three negative tests, a league source said.
A league source said the recruit was asymptomatic; A player who tests a positive can be tested again in five days if he remains asymptomatic during this period.
In Sunday’s rookie draw, Ike Brown was the first player to score in the COVID-19 squad on Monday, followed by a defensive shell by Vincent Taylor and a wide receiver, Duke Williams.