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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The NFL shut down the New England Patriots‘ facility on Sunday morning for the third time in 10 days, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Field Yates, putting the status of Monday’s home game against the Denver Broncos in question.
The Patriots had one new positive test Sunday morning, a source told Schefter, and their building is now shut down while further testing is conducted.
The NFL still plans to play the Broncos-Patriots game on Monday, source tells ESPN
The Patriots had re-opened their facility and held a practice on Saturday after having been closed Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Newton’s positive test came back on Saturday, Oct. 3, which was the day the Patriots were scheduled to travel to Kansas City for a game against the Chiefs the next day. But the facility was shut down, and players and coaches were sent home.
The game was moved to Monday, and the Patriots traveled that morning. Veteran cornerback Jason McCourty questioned whether the NFL was putting the team’s safety first by not postponing the game.