Packers defensive coordinator Joe Barry tests positive for COVID-19

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The Packers will be without their defensive coordinator in Thursday night’s big showdown with the Cardinals.

Green Bay defensive coordinator Joe Barry has tested positive for COVID-19, according to NFL Network.

That means Barry will be in isolation at least through Thursday night’s game, although he will still take part in virtual game planning. The NFL does not allow coaches to work remotely during games, so Barry will not be in any kind of contact with the Packers during the game against the Cardinals.

In a matchup that could go a long way toward determining which team gets the bye week in the NFC playoffs, the 6-1 Packers are 3.5-point underdogs at 7-0 Arizona.

4 responses to “Packers defensive coordinator Joe Barry tests positive for COVID-19

  1. According to the latest published reports from the NFL, from Aug 1 thru Oct 16th there have been 83 players and 161 personnel that have tested positive for COVID this year.

    Probably time to change back to daily testing for all.

  2. Welcome to Arizona Green Bay! Just the thought of traversing the covid drama the Cardinals have been dealing with brings to mind a metaphor for the game this Tuesday evening: If you can’t beat them, join them!

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