Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson has been cleared to return to the NovaCare Complex after previously testing positive for COVID-19, according to a report from Les Bowen.
Doug Pederson is COVID-free and back on the job today, I’m told— Les Bowen (@LesBowen) August 12, 2020
News of Pederson’s positive test first emerged on Sunday, August 2. Pederson told reporters he wasn’t feeling any symptoms one day after the announcement was made.
While away, Pederson was still interacting with the team virtually while Eagles assistant head coach/running backs coach Duce Staley assumed his in-person responsibilities at the team’s practice facility. Pederson mostly only missed the period where the Eagles were doing strength and conditioning drills.
It’s great to see that Pederson is healthy and back in the building. He returns just in time to help lead the team through their non-contact practices this week before the pads go on early next week. Pederson will be available to reporters via Zoom call today at 12:45 PM ET; make sure to check back for Bleeding Green Nation’s presser coverage.
Pederson is the second known member of the Eagles’ organization to be welcomed back to NovaCare after testing positive for the coronavirus. Lane Johnson, who confirmed his positive test, was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list earlier this week. Nathan Gerry was also activated but it’s unclear if he actually ever tested positive. Jordan Mailata is still waiting to be activated.