The New England Patriots went back to work Saturday in preparation for their twice-postponed game against Denver even as they added three more players to the COVID-19 injury list.
Offensive lineman Shaquille Mason and defensive lineman Derek Rivers were added to the list Saturday, as was running back Sony Michel, who was already on injured reserve with a leg injury. The moves come a day after center James Ferentz was added to the COVID-19 list.
A Patriots spokesman said Saturday the team was proceeding with its usual day-before walkthrough, but all meetings would be virtual. The game against the Broncos was originally scheduled for Oct. 11, then pushed back one day and then rescheduled for 1 p.m. today after a fourth Patriot tested positive for the coronavirus.
The Broncos had COVID-19 news of their own Saturday: Running backs coach Curtis Modkins has tested positive and didn't travel to New England.
Elsewhere, the Jacksonville Jaguars said that a practice-squad player tested positive. The team placed 12 players on the practice squad COVID-19 list, 11 of them because they have been in close proximity with the infected teammate.
The Jaguars also placed defensive end Josh Mauro on the regular COVID-19 list.
Those on the list will need three negative tests to be removed. The Jaguars (1-4) are confident they will host Detroit (1-3) today as scheduled.
Also dealing with COVID issues in recent days: Atlanta, Indianapolis, Carolina and Baltimore.
The Colts had four positive tests that came up negative upon retesting.