By Matt Dolloff, 985TheSportsHub.com
This is what it looks like when you get stuck behind the Patriots’ team buses in traffic.
Watch the video above, via Anna Meiler of WBZ-TV, to see what it looked like on I-93 as the Patriots’ buses were escorted to Logan Airport. The Patriots are traveling to Kansas City Monday morning for a game later tonight against the Chiefs.
This is nothing out of the ordinary for the Patriots’ team buses when they travel to the airport. It just happens to be taking place under extraordinary circumstances, with the team escaping a COVID outbreak to this point and traveling last-minute for a game.
There will be more PCR tests for COVID-19 upon arrival in K.C. The Patriots have had three consecutive days of no positive tests after quarterback Cam Newton was confirmed to have the virus. New England placed Newton on the Reserve/COVID-19 list, giving him five days to return to the team if he doesn’t show symptoms.
Brian Hoyer, Jarrett Stidham, and practice squad QB Jake Dolegala will be the Pats’ quarterbacks tonight against the Chiefs. Stidham had been inactive for the first three games of the 2020 season.
Newton released a statement on Instagram addressing his positive test for COVID-19, saying in part: “I appreciate all the love, support, and well wishes!! I will take this time to get healthy and self-reflect on the other AMAZING THINGS THAT I SHOULD BE GRATEFUL FOR!!”
The NFL is reportedly investigating whether the Patriots violated any COVID-19 protocols in the wake of Newton’s positive test. Their relative lack of further positives as of Monday, however, is a far cry from the Tennessee Titans, who had 20 positive cases over the past week among players and team personnel. The Titans finally had no positive tests to report on Monday morning.
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