FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The Broncos-Patriots game that had been rescheduled to Monday is now being moved to next Sunday after the Patriots had one new positive test for the coronavirus Sunday morning, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter.
The Patriots were to be on bye in Week 6, while the Broncos were supposed to play Miami. The Dolphins-Broncos game is being rescheduled.
Aside from the one positive test, all other Patriots tests were negative Sunday morning, a source told Schefter.
"Ain't no way we practiced all week and they canceled our game," he wrote and later added: "IM HOT ON GOD I AM."
Simmons wrote: "Injuries at an all time high and our bye week was burned up with practices."
Injuries at an all time high and our bye week was burned up with practices. https://t.co/4Z11ZBTi2D— Justin Simmons (@jsimms1119) October 11, 2020
IM HOT ON GOD I AM— F L ⚡️ S H (@Melvingordon25) October 11, 2020
"I'm fully prepared to react and improvise, no matter what happens," Broncos head coach Vic Fangio said Sunday, despite his players' complaints. "And in a weird way, I'm kinda happy to see some of this stuff happen. Because you see who the whiners are, who the bitchers are, and who can't handle adversity. And I'm gonna try hard that the Denver Broncos don't fall into any of those categories.''
The NFL shut down the Patriots' facility Sunday morning for the third time in 10 days while further testing is conducted, sources told Schefter and ESPN's Field Yates.
The Patriots had reopened their facility and held a practice Saturday after the facility was closed Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Newton's positive test came back on Oct. 3, which was when the Patriots were scheduled to travel to Kansas City for a game against the Chiefs the next day. But the facility was shut down, and players and coaches were sent home.
The game was moved to Monday, and the Patriots traveled that morning. Veteran cornerback Jason McCourty questioned whether the NFL was putting the team's safety first, suggesting perhaps the game should have been postponed.
Gilmore played every snap in a 26-10 loss to the Chiefs, and he tested positive for COVID-19 two days later. He was part of a group of close contacts to Newton who flew on a separate plane to Kansas City. Murray had been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list the day before.
The Patriots had three straight days without a positive test result before Sunday's shutdown.
ESPN's Jeff Legwold contributed to this report.