Reports emerged earlier this week that the New Orleans Saints had been coping with a COVID-19 outbreak that concerned not less than six offensive assistant coaches, a crew nutritionist and a participant later said to be injured All-Professional vast receiver Michael Thomas testing constructive for the virus coming off final Sunday’s 38-3 victory over the Inexperienced Bay Packers.
The Saints confirmed Friday that seven coaches will not be out there for this Sunday’s matchup on the Carolina Panthers.
Offensive analyst Jim Chaney, offensive assistant Declan Doyle, particular groups assistant Phil Galiano, senior offensive assistant/receivers coach Curtis Johnson, offensive line coach Brendan Nugent, run-game coordinator/tight ends coach Dan Roushar and working backs coach Joel Thomas will all miss Sunday’s contest due to the league’s COVID-19 well being and security protocols.
The Saints added their duties “will likely be divided among the many offensive workers.”
Saints head coach Sean Payton mentioned forward of the season that he and his complete workers are absolutely vaccinated towards the coronavirus. That will lead one to imagine the coaches will likely be cleared by the Week 3 sport on the New England Patriots on Sept. 26.