Broncos close facility after positive COVID-19 tests

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Broncos close facility after positive COVID-19 tests

The Denver Broncos are the latest NFL team to close their facility due to COVID-19.

According to the team, one player and two staff members tested positive, prompting Friday’s cancelation of practice at the UCHealth Training Center.

“The Broncos will continue preparations for Sunday’s game remotely with virtual meetings and have postponed today’s practice,” the team said in a statement. “Working closely with medical experts and the league office, we will take all the steps necessary to ensure the well-being of the players, coaches and staff.”

On Thursday, the team placed backup QB Jeff Driskel on the reserve/COVID-19 list. The Broncos were allowed to practice while contact tracing was conducted.

The news of the positive tests comes days before Denver will host the New Orleans Saints in a Sunday afternoon matchup. It also comes the morning after it was reported star players DeForest Buckner of the Colts and Ravens QB Lamar Jackson would miss their Week 12 games.