FOXBOROUGH, Massachusetts – New England Patriots have put senior right-winger Shaq Mason, reserve defender Derek Rivers and running Sony Michel on the reserve / COVID-19 list, according to a source in ESPN’s Field Yates.
Those placed on the reserve list / COVID-19 either had a positive COVID-19 test or were in close contact with someone who took the test.
On Friday, the Patriots canceled training after a positive COVID-19 test. Later that day, the club placed the center of James Ferenc in reserve / COVID-19.
The Patriots host the Denver Broncos on Sunday (CBS, 13:00 ET), and Ferentz, Mason and Rivers will not play in the game. Michelle would not play anyway, as she is in an injured reserve.
Starting defensive battles Byron Cowart is also in reserve / COVID-1
The NFL Rules for 2020 take into account teams that need to fill cavities like this, starting with an increased squad of 16 players, in addition to two exceptions for refusing to move players between the training team and the active roster as part of the “standard elevation ”. Teams also have the opportunity to promote players as specific substitutes for COVID-19 for players on the reserve list / COVID-19.
Thus, the Patriots promoted offensive commander Caleb Benenok from their training team on Saturday as part of a “standard promotion”.
In addition, the defensive end of Rashod Berry, the successor Isaiah Zuber and the defensive fight with Nick Thurman were promoted as specific substitutes for COVID-19 for Sunday’s match.