Things are looking much better in Indianapolis.
Following Friday early morning’s positive tests that caused the Colts to close the center and work remotely, the group’s re-tests all returned negative.
“Earlier this morning, we were informed that four individuals with the organization tested positive,” the club said in a statement. “The Four positive samples were re-tested and have been confirmed negative. After Consultation with the NFL and Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Allen Sills, the team will open the practice facility this afternoon under the league’s intensive protocol and will continue preparation for Sunday’s game against Cincinnati.”
The Colts host the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday at 1 p.m. ET. on CBS The game will go on as normal following the false positives.
The Colts haven’t had any pandemic related problems since the start of training camp in late July.
Per league protocol, teams are to closing facilities at the very first sign of positive test results out of an abundance of caution until re-testing is done. Like we saw last week with the New York Jets, the Colts got a swift all-clear.
The Atlanta Falcons also announced Friday that they have resumed in-person work under the NFL’s extra intensive procedures. Atlanta’s game Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings on FOX stays on as arranged after the Falcons reported no new positive tests from Thursday’s round of testing.
Since Friday, the Week 6 slate of games appears on track to be played as planned after two weeks of reworked schedules due to positive test results.