49ers' schedule could be impacted by Patriots' COVID-19 results


The 49ers are scheduled to play the New England Patriots in Foxboro on Oct. 25. But as COVID-19 continues to spread through the NFL, that game potentially could be in jeopardy.

New England had another positive COVID-19 test among team personnel on Friday morning and canceled practice, ESPN's Mike Reiss and Field Yates reported citing sources.

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ESPN's Adam Schefter did report that Patriots players are being told to prepare for a game Sunday despite the test results. New England already has seen its schedule shifted around several times due to COVID-19, as the team's game Sunday against the Denver Broncos was pushed from Week 5 after defensive tackle Byron Cowart tested positive two days before scheduled kickoff between the two teams last week.

The 49ers' schedule is yet to be affected by a COVID-19 test, but if more positive results come in for the Patriots over the few days, that could change quickly.

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