Patriots Star CB Stephon Gilmore Tests Positive For COVID-19

Patriots' CB Stephon Gilmore. Photo by Anthony Nesmith/CSM/Shutterstock

The New England Patriots now have three team members that have tested positive for COVID-19.

The latest is Pro Bowl cornerback Stephon Gilmore, who received a positive test on Wednesday morning. The Patriots did not practice and might not even be able to play their next game on Sunday against the Denver Broncos.

The first Patriot to test positive was quarterback Cam Newton, who has been in quarantine since last week and did not play on Monday night against the Kansas City Chiefs.

The game was initially moved from Sunday to Monday because of Newton’s positive test. The Patriots, led by veteran backup Brian Hoyer, lost the game 26-10.

The third player with a positive test is practice squad defensive tackle Bill Murray. All three are now on the NFL’s reserve/COVID-19 list.

Since Murray is on the practice squad, he did not make the trip with the Patriots to Kansas City. However, Gilmore did, which means that an outbreak within the Patriots organization could follow.

As of Wednesday, the Chiefs did not have any players that tested positive for the coronavirus. The Chiefs are scheduled to travel to Las Vegas this weekend to face the Raiders.