A member of the Philadelphia Eagles’ coaching staff has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a report from Derrick Gunn. Multiple media members are confirming Gunn’s reporting while also providing additional details:
Can confirm this and add:#Eagles will be in “intensive protocol” for Covid this week. All meetings, classroom sessions will be virtual, per source.— Geoff Mosher (@GeoffMosherNFL) November 10, 2020
Team can practice together on field but will be virtual for other stuff. https://t.co/JnCVYQ7MjA
I'm also told Doug Pederson has spoken to the team regarding the #Covid protocols this week. There will be no in-person meetings along with some other tweaks to the schedule as part of the protocol.— Geoff Mosher (@GeoffMosherNFL) November 10, 2020
Source confirms @RealDGunn report that an Eagles coach has tested positive for the coronavirus— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) November 10, 2020
I’m told the coach is doing fine right now
Eagles will have to follow protocol and all meetings will be virtual this week pic.twitter.com/n96ArBBFjT
The Eagles officially issued the following statement:
It’s good to hear that the coach is currently “doing fine.”
Still, it’s concerning that the Eagles had another positive after safety Marcus Epps previously tested positive last week. Not to mention how coronavirus numbers are spiking in the NFL and throughout the United States.
The coach’s identity currently hasn’t been revealed but one would imagine we’ll find out soon enough. Especially if they’re not able to be cleared in time to return for the Eagles’ Week 10 game against the New York Giants.
Stay tuned to Bleeding Green Nation for more updates.