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Patriots-Broncos postponed after latest positive COVID-19 test

The NFL has postponed Monday night’s Week 5 game between the New England Patriots and Denver Broncos in the wake of the latest positive COVID-19 test, the league announced.

“The Denver Broncos at New England Patriots game scheduled for Monday, October 12 at 5:00 p.m. ET has been postponed,” the league said in a statement. “Details on a new game date and time will be announced shortly. Both teams will now have a Week 5 bye. This decision was made to ensure the health and safety of players, coaches and game day personnel and in consultation with medical experts.”

It was learned Sunday morning that a Patriots player tested positive for COVID-19 during Saturday’s round of testing, which caused their facility to be shut down as a precaution.

Around the NFL will have more on this story shortly.

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