There are no new positive cases in the most recent round of league-wide testing and all Week 6 games are on as planned.
The news comes after a week that saw several positive tests and a number of players arrive on the reserve list. There were new procedures enacted this week where anyone with high-risk, close-contact direct exposure needs to separate themselves for a minimum of five days, and those brand-new procedures were put in result in the lead-up to Week 6.
On Saturday, Atlanta Falcons defensive end John Cominsky tested positive. Two defensive coaches for the Falcons, including Cominsky, were left home has a precaution just ahead the team’s trip to Minnesota.
It was also discovered on Saturday that Denver Broncos running backs coach Curtis Modkins likewise tested positive. Modkins was proactive once discovering he was a high-risk case and took the appropriate measures before learning of his positive test outcomes.
The New England Patriots placed running back Sony Michel, defensive end Derek Rivers and guard Shaq Mason on the reserve list once it was learned they came in close contact with someone who was infected. The same went for Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle Brandon Williams once learning he was in close contact.
Finally, the Jacksonville Jaguars positioned almost its entire practice squad on the reserve list after one of their practice squad players tested positive.
After a hectic build-up dealing with the ongoing pandemic, Week 6 is a go.