The Saints announced Sean Payton examined positive for COVID-19 however is totally vaccinated.
He’s now remoted, and defensive coordinator Dennis Allen will assume head teaching duties towards the Buccaneers on Sunday. New Orleans added that Payton will return to coach the Dec. 27 recreation towards Miami.
Per NFL protocols, Payton will probably be out for 10 days until he meets the necessities for totally vaccinated people to return.
That is the second time the coach has contracted COVID-19. The primary was March of final yr, being one among the first folks in the league to check positive at the starting of the pandemic. At the moment, Payton stated he had delicate signs, per NOLA.com.
He’s the second head coach to check positive for COVID-19 this week, Browns’ Kevin Stefanski being the first. The Cleveland coach is vaccinated towards COVID-19 and has obtained his booster shot.
COVID-19 cases have continued to skyrocket across the league as the holidays method. The Rams and Washington Soccer Staff each have over 20 gamers on the Reserve/COVID-19 checklist as of Thursday morning.
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