The Carolina Panthers shut down their facility Monday due to COVID-19 test results, ESPN’s David Newton reports.
According to a report by Adam Schefter at ESPN, two Panthers players tested positive for the virus Sunday morning. The team placed “additional players” on the reserve/COVID-19 list, but wouldn’t say which players were on the list until those details are submitted to the NFL league office later today.
“Teams may not disclose whether a player has tested positive for COVID-19 or whether he is quarantining because of close exposure to someone who has tested positive. Names of the players being placed on the list won’t be available until the team submits the transactions to the league,” the Panthers said in a statement.
Carolina comes off a bye week and is expected to host the Denver Broncos at Bank of America Stadium on Sunday (1 p.m./ WBT). The team will meet remotely over the next couple days in preparation for the week 14 match-up.
Six Panthers players missed time due to COVID-19 this year including Second-round draft pick Yetur Gross-Matos, along with defensive tackle Bruce Hector, cornerback Rasul Douglas, center Tyler Larsen, guard Michael Schofield, and guard Chris Reed.