Stephon Gilmore 'still going through the process' when it comes to returning from COVID-19

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It's been a week since Stephon Gilmore was placed on the COVID list, but given the league's new protocols, it's possible he could return to the facility.

Since it's been reported he hasn't shown any symptoms, if he produces two negative tests outside of 24 hours, he's able to come back as long as he's cleared by a doctor. Even without a negative test, he's able to return pending a doctor's clearance after 10 days, which would be at the end of this week.

The Patriots were back at Gillette Stadium at various times Wednesday for workouts and Devin McCourty was asked about Gilmore and he said he was not there while he was. (The Patriots spaced out their workouts as the weight room is limited to 15 players at one time.)

“No, I mean he’s still going through the process, so I’m not sure exactly how that works because we’ve all been in it at different times,” McCourty said via video conference. “So, I’m not really sure if he’s allowed back in or not. I haven’t talked to him yet today so I guess we have to all see how that works moving forward. I would say, Bill Belichick is probably a better man to ask about that than I am.”

The Patriots will return to the practice field Thursday, so it's possible the media will get a chance to see the cornerback back in action.