Eagles head coach Doug Pederson has tested positive for COVID-19, according to an ESPN report.
According to the report, Pederson told the team on Sunday night in a previously unplanned team meeting after he received a second positive test.
Pederson, 52-years old, will now have to go through the NFL's COVID-19 protocol to return to the facility. It is unclear at this point if he is experiencing symptoms or not.
Pederson is the second known positive COVID-19 case on the Eagles, with Lane Johnson also revealing last week that he has tested positive. Linebacker Nate Gerry and offensive tackle Jordan Mailata have also been placed on the COVID-19 list, but it is unclear if they are on the list because they tested positive or were in contact with someone who was.
Pederson told the media last week he felt extremely safe in the NovaCare Complex, which he has been working in over the last few weeks as football activities have ramped-back up at the facility.
“I feel extremely safe. Obviously coming into it there might have been some skepticism about the testing and the screening that goes on, but it is very thorough. When you are here, when you get tested in the morning, you have a screening process you have to go through to get into the building. Wearing masks in the building everywhere we go. I feel extremely safe,” Pederson said. “This is our bubble right here in the NovaCare. I can’t control everything, we can’t control everything. There are probably going to be some things that come up down the road. But right now I feel extremely safe and this is a great environment for our players to succeed in.”
The Eagles have yet to comment or confirm the report.
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