10:51 PM ET
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The New England Patriots had a virtual team meeting on Saturday night, and the players were told, pending negative tests, the current plan is to play the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday, sources told ESPN’s Dianna Russini.
Saturday started with the team confirming that “a Patriots player tested positive for COVID-19,” and that “the player immediately entered self-quarantine.” That player, league sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Field Yates, was quarterback Cam Newton.
But the day ended with all other Patriots’ tests returning negative Saturday night, a source told Schefter. The NFL still needs to get the Chiefs’ test results, the source said, but this was what the league needed and wanted to see after a chaotic day in New England.
Earlier in the day, the NFL said in a statement that there were “positive COVID-19 tests on both teams.” The league went on to announce the Patriots-Chiefs game, originally scheduled for Sunday afternoon, would be rescheduled to Monday or Tuesday.
The NFL is not expected to determine the game’s day and time until it receives more test results Sunday, sources told Schefter. One source also told Schefter: “As of