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Doug Pederson tested positive for COVID-19

According to Tim McManus of ESPN

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Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson has tested positive for COVID-19 and the team has been informed, as first reported by ESPN’s Tim McManus.

This is obviously unfortunate news, as the team was scheduled to lead an hour-long walk through tomorrow. Now Duce Staley will lead the team in his stead. The Eagles’ running backs coach also has assistant head coach in his title and has been on the organization’s coaching staff dating back to 2011.

Stay tuned to Bleeding Green Nation as this story unfolds but in the meantime let’s all wish Doug a speedy recovery and hope this is an isolated case.

Pederson is the second known NFL head coach to contract the coronavirus. Sean Payton of the New Orleans Saints tested positive earlier this year back in March.

[UPDATE 9:07 PM]

The Eagles have made it official. It’s good to hear Doug isn’t experiencing any symptoms. Hopefully he’s cleared to return soon.

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