Matthew Slater: Hard to have confidence NFL will be able to contain COVID-19


COVID-19 is surging again across the country and is doing the same in the NFL.

The Patriots had Julian Edelman go on the COVID-19 reserve list Monday, and then across the league the Broncos played a game Sunday without a quarterback because they were all on the COVID list and the Steelers-Ravens game has been postponed three times because of the virus.

Speaking Monday to reporters via video conference, Patriots special teams captain Matthew Slater admitted it's tough to have confidence the NFL will be able to contain the virus.

“I wouldn’t say our level of confidence is very high because I think nationally we’re seeing a resurgence in the virus and we haven’t seemed to have found a way to control it nationally," he said. "So, I don’t think it’s going to be any different within the NFL. I mean certainly, everyone’s trying the best that they can to make sure that we’re safe, but I mean this virus, you just — we don’t know enough about it. It seems very unpredictable and obviously now it’s surging again.”

The Ravens and Steelers will now play Wednesday at 3:40 p.m. after being postponed last Thursday, Sunday and now Tuesday.