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SANTA CLARA, Calif. — One day after San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Kendrick Bourne tested positive for COVID-19, that result has led to the NFL taking a deeper look into possible protocol violations.
While it’s standard procedure for the NFL to look into all positive tests at team facilities, a league source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter that the NFL is investigating whether Bourne has been wearing his protective face covering properly and frequently enough.
If Bourne is found to have not complied with protocols, the 49ers would be subject to league discipline, including a fine. That news comes on the same day the 49ers’ latest group of test results revealed no positive tests for Bourne or anyone else on the roster, multiple league sources told ESPN.
Despite all of that, Bourne, as well as wideouts Brandon Aiyuk and Deebo Samuel and left tackle Trent Williams, all of whom are considered “high-risk close contacts,” remains on the reserve/COVID-19 list and will not be available Thursday night against the Green Bay Packers. Players considered high-risk close contacts must remain on the reserve/COVID-19 list for at least five days and continue testing.
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