New Orleans Saints Report Eight Positive Coronavirus Tests in Team Outbreak

Sep 12, 2021; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton directs his team in the fourth quarter against the Green Bay Packers at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

The Saints have eight positive COVID-19 cases – six offensive coaches, one nutritionist, and one player – confirmed, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Earlier, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported five assistant coaches from the Saints who tested positive for COVID-19 were all vaccinated.

Sean Payton also confirmed his entire coaching staff received COVID-19 vaccinations before the start of the regular season.

New Orleans plays in Carolina on Sunday, Sept. 19, for an NFC South match.

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SOURCE: Sports Illustrated, Kyle T. Mosley