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Report: Chiefs also have QB who tests positive for COVID-19

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The Chiefs' scout team quarterback, who played the role of Cam Newton in practices this week, has reportedly also tested positive for coronavirus.
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*UPDATE (4:55 p.m. ET): Jordan Ta'amu and Cam Newton have officially been added to their teams' COVID-19/reserve lists, per the NFL's transaction wire.

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Sunday's Patriots-Chiefs has been postponed due to a positive COVID-19 test for a quarterback, but Cam Newton isn't the only QB on those two rosters who has reportedly tested positive.

While Newton's reported test result was the driving force behind the game getting pushed to either Monday or Tuesday night, the Chiefs (in news with a much lesser impact) have also placed a QB on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

That quarterback? Practice squadder Jordan Ta'amu, an XFL alum who has yet to play a regular-season snap in the NFL.

Though the second-year player likely wouldn't have been active for the game, there's a certain irony in his positive test. He played the role of Newton in practices this week as Kansas City's scout team quarterback.

Hopefully for the Patriots, Chiefs, and the league, no other positive tests come out -- as any further positive tests would likely scuttle plans for any Patriots-Chiefs game in the next few days.