Saints confirm 8 positive COVID-19 testsBy Amber Lee
The Saints have eight positive COVID-19 cases – six offensive coaches, one nutritionist, and one player – confirmed, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Earlier, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported five assistant coaches from the Saints who tested positive for COVID-19 were all vaccinated.
Sean Payton also confirmed his entire coaching staff received COVID-19 vaccinations before the start of the regular season.
New Orleans plays in Carolina on Sunday, Sept. 19, for an NFC South match.
In March of 2020, Saints head coach Sean Payton was the first prominent NFL figure to be infected with COVID-19. He openly chronicled his battle and became a proponent for the COVID-19 vaccinations.