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Devin and Jason McCourty addressed the latest developments with COVID-19 and the NFL in the latest episode of “Double Coverage” on YouTube. You can watch the full video featuring the Patriots defensive backs above.

Asked if he’s nervous about returning to Gillette Stadium as positive coronavirus tests begin to pop up within NFL facilities, Devin McCourty explained why the very nature of restricted practices is causing widespread anxiety among NFL players.

“I think everybody’s nervous, because the norm is that we just go to work,” Devin McCourty said. “We go to work, we put in a lot of work, we bond together, we lift, we’re in close quarters. It feels like that’s all being taken away from us, so I don’t know how to react. I don’t know what’s it’s going to be.

“I love how a lot of players’ attention has been on what’s going on outside of football, and I think we’ll continue to do that. But figuring out football, to me, seems to be the hardest thing right now. And we hope, but I don’t know if we’ll figure it out, honestly.”

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA - NOVEMBER 17: Devin McCourty #32 of the New England Patriots congratulates Jason McCourty #30 of the New England Patriots after he broke up a pass intended for Jordan Matthews #80 of the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on November 17, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.The New England Patriots defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 17-10. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Devin and Jason McCourty expressed concerns about the NFL season, from both a personal health and work-life balance standpoint. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

NFL teams have struggled to prevent players and staff from contracting COVID-19. ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reports that at least 10 teams have reported one or more players to test positive for the virus.

The new cases come at a time where teams are operating under severe restrictions, often practicing with less than 20 percent of the roster at a time.

Both McCourty twins also expressed concerns about moving forward with the season from a work-life balance standpoint. Devin and Jason described a less-than-ideal scenario where players would need to be quarantined and kept away from their families while playing.

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