Source: Pats have another positive COVID test

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Field Yates has previous experience interning with the New England Patriots on both their coaching and scouting staffs. A graduate of Wesleyan University (CT), he is a regular contributor to ESPN Boston’s Patriots coverage and ESPN Insider.

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The New England Patriots have canceled their Friday practice and player interviews after a positive COVID-19 test, according to a source, and are also awaiting confirmation on a second positive test.

The Patriots plan to place reserve offensive lineman James Ferentz on the reserve/COVID-19 list, a source told ESPN.

The Patriots are scheduled to host the Denver Broncos on Sunday. That game had been rescheduled from Week 5 after Patriots starting defensive tackle Byron Cowart tested positive two days before kickoff.

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All NFL games for this week remain on schedule, a league source told ESPN’s Dianna Russini on Friday.

“We’re under the assumption and the understanding that this game is going to go off on time,” Broncos coach Vic Fangio said

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