Stephon Gilmore practicing for Patriots

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Quarterback Cam Newton wasn’t the only Patriots player back at practice on Thursday.

Cornerback Stephon Gilmore has also returned to action. Pictures taken by media members at the open portion of the session show Gilmore going through drills for the first time since testing positive for COVID-19 last week.

Newton was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list on Wednesday. There’s been no announcement regarding Gilmore’s activation, but his presence on the field makes that a formality.

Mike Reiss of ESPN.com notes that practice squad defensive tackle Bill Murray is also on the field, so he’s also coming off that list. That would leave defensive tackle Byron Cowart as the only player still on the reserve list.

7 responses to “Stephon Gilmore practicing for Patriots

  1. Honestly I don’t remember Gilmore ever being placed on the COVID list. This is the first time the Pats have practiced since he tested positive.

  2. @washingtonisjustaword

    Yes, they appear to be more fortunate than the 217,000+ Americans who have already died from Covid, and the tens of thousands more who will die by the end of this year, and the tens of thousands of others who are still recovering. Lucky for them, not so lucky for the other Americans, and all who have died across all continents.

  3. Six out of 32 teams have now been affected by the virus. What is the magic NFL number for shutting down the season to protect the communities at large? Oh, wait. It’s all about the money. Silly me.

  4. To keep in game shape while quarantining, Gilmore went to his closet and held and tugged on the sleeves of his shirts.

  5. It’s almost as if Belichick knew what he was doing when he got last week’s game postponed so he could get his best player and his QB back. Freaking genius.

  6. We all need our NFL football. But I can’t take this season all that seriously. The Chiefs have an unfair advantage. Who wants to opt out of a title defense? Meanwhile some teams are decimated by opt outs and infections. They can’t get into any rhythm bc their games are moved or linger under the specter of being moved.

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