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FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - OCTOBER 10: A detailed view of the helmets of New England Patriots prior to the game against the New York Giants at Gillette Stadium on October 10, 2019 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

By Matt Dolloff,

The Patriots are placing rookie practice squad defensive tackle Bill Murray on the reserve/COVID-19 list. ESPN’s Field Yates reported the news on Tuesday.

Bill Murray becomes the second Patriots player to be placed on the special list designated for players who have tested positive for COVID-19. The team placed quarterback Cam Newton on the list Saturday, forcing him to sit out of Monday’s game against the Chiefs.

Between placing Newton and Murray on the reserve/COVID-19 list, the Patriots conducted three straight days of testing and returned no new positives. The game against the Chiefs had to be postponed by a day to accommodate testing measures, and the Patriots had to travel on Monday. Kansas City won 26-10.

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The Patriots signed Murray as an undrafted free agent out of William & Mary after the 2020 NFL Draft. At college he compiled 143 tackles, 19 sacks, and four forced fumbles in four years.

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