So far so good for the New Orleans Saints with no reported cases of players testing positive for COVID-19. Veterans were the last to report for training camp on Tuesday, but will continue to get tested every day for the first two weeks.
What every NFL team is trying to avoid is what happened to the Miami Marlins, now up to 18 positive COVID-19 cases.
Saints General Manager Mickey Loomis says the team’s focus is still in New Orleans with a watchful eye on South Beach. “I don’t think positive tests are unexpected and yet the quantity and the timing is probably the issue here. So yeah, we’re aware of it. I don’t know that follow closely is the right terminology. Listen, we’re watching all these sports. We’re watching what everybody is doing and how they react just because it’s all new territory to all of us.”
Veteran players that come back negative throughout the five day pre-entry testing period will go through physicals on Saturday.