Bill Belichick “not sure exactly what the schedule is” for Cam Newton, Stephon Gilmore

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Patriots head coach Bill Belichick confirmed that the team is “on track” to play the Broncos on Sunday after moving the game from this weekend in the wake of positive COVID-19 tests in New England.

Two of those positives were quarterback Cam Newton and cornerback Stephon Gilmore and the decision to push the game into Week Six opened the possibility of both players being able to return to action. Belichick said on Monday players have to get cleared medically to get back into the lineup and he didn’t have an update about the chances that will happen at his Tuesday press conference.

“Yeah, I’m not sure exactly what the schedule is in terms of when those guys will do the things that they need to do,” Belichick said. “Again, some of that has to be scheduled outside of the building and so forth. So, I’ll leave that to the medical department. I don’t know exactly what their schedule is.”

Defensive tackle Byron Cowart and practice squad defensive tackle Bill Murray also tested positive for COVID-19, but it’s probably fair to say that their statuses will not be the subject of the same attention as their teammates.

7 responses to “Bill Belichick “not sure exactly what the schedule is” for Cam Newton, Stephon Gilmore

  1. I would say that’s a fair assessment by Belichick. The NFL has muddied the waters so much, it has becoming a guessing game when it comes to schedule changes, testing, and whatever other criteria they be applying.

  2. BB will prepare to play regardless of who is available. Heck, they probably should have beat the Chiefs with Hoyer and Stidham: catch one or two of Mahomes’ ugly near-INTs, covert a couple of FGs and NE probably won and no one’s too concerned about Cam or not.
    Funny how no one is talking about Mahomes’ poor play. Two ugly, near INTS against NE and a near loss, and another ugly INT against LV AND a loss and the Chiefs aren’t so fear-inducing anymore.

  3. Omg! You mean BB isn’t a medical professional? Shocking, considering what all the pats fans have to say about him.

  4. Omg! You mean BB isn’t a medical professional? Shocking, considering what all the pats fans have to say about him.
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    Ah, FYI, Jerrah is the only non licensed medical expert on any team.

  5. I feel the need to point out that true fans are paying attention to the status of Byron Cowart.

    Dude has been an absolute beast in a D that had a lot of pieces to replace this year.

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