Doug Pederson tests positive for COVID-19

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Eagles coach Doug Pederson has become the first NFL coach to test positive for the coronavirus during training camp.

Tim McManus of ESPN.com reports that Pederson has informed his players that he has COVID-19. Pederson has had two positive test results.

Per McManus, Pederson is asymptomatic. A staff member who was in close contact with Pederson has been sent home.

It’s believed that Pederson caught the virus outside of the team facility.

In the offseason, Saints coach Sean Payton tested positive for the virus, and enduring some symptoms before becoming healthy again.

27 responses to “Doug Pederson tests positive for COVID-19

  1. Bummer!

    Only a matter of time until the season is cancelled! In the meantime, computer simulations for the entire season! CGI Super Bowl!

  2. So it begins. I want to watch football this year. I’m sure you all do too. Right now it seems like mission impossible. Gotta love em for giving it a try. It would be easy as a player to opt out, yet they want to play. Its been and going to be a weird year in sports.

  3. There is absolutely no way they can go through with the season without being in a bubble.

  4. Wish him all the best. Hopefully, his family w/elders in the Seattle area are not in contact with him.

  5. Gang, this is just not gonna work. See you all in ’21.

    Heading off to start watching NFL Films “Road to the Super Bowl” reruns.

  6. …How’d he notify the players? Schefter says “Unscheduled team meeting”. PLEASE don’t tell me that means what I think it might mean.

  7. Almost all cases of covid-19 are asymptomatic carriers. Only 1 in 10 have any sort of symptoms and of those 10% only 1 will become sick enough to need to see a doctor.

  8. during the strike year teams played games with entirely new players. the NFL will put teams out on the field to meet tv commitments. as far as the nfl is concerned getting the games played is the most important -not the quality

  9. MLB is going to be over in about a week. The choice is clear: bubble or burst your bubble with a shutdown.

  10. ivotedfornixon says:
    August 3, 2020 at 9:01 am
    during the strike year teams played games with entirely new players. the NFL will put teams out on the field to meet tv commitments. as far as the nfl is concerned getting the games played is the most important -not the quality

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    umm, there wasn’t a pandemic in 1982 or 1987

  11. More and more players and personnel are coming up positive. I truly believe their will be no season this upcoming year. If I were a owner, I would cut as many older veterans and border line players and sign undrafted players. This way I would have more cap available next year to gain free agents. I am only thinking what would be best for the team overall.

  12. The only way this season can be played is a reliable and rapid test that can be used daily. Finding out a day after a practice or game would be useless. A single infected player would already infected the entire team. All containment plans require a level of discipline beyond what can be humanly expected of such a large and varied group of players,coaches and support staff.
    When even the White House, staffed by the best and brightest at their respective positions, cannot keep Covid19 out, what are the chances of the collections of barely under control football players? White House staff members don’t tackle each other either. Football in the time of pandemic is insane. But then the USA leads the world in infections and death, along such illustrious company as Brazil and Iran, because our chaotic response can be regarded as insane. Reject the insanity of the deniers, face our problems, take the necessary sacrifices, including missing football, and we will be over this much sooner.

  13. All these coaches and players testing positive but have any of them been seriously sick? Even the older coaches… so players are getting sick, asymptotic or full recoveries and we Vance sports because of that?

  14. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    August 3, 2020 at 11:18 am
    Just delay football until we have a vaccine.

    So, never play football again… there will never be a vaccine for a cold virus (corona).

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