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Two Bengals players have tested positive for COVID-19

Positive tests came back during a bye week
Posted at 12:10 PM, Nov 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-06 12:10:50-05

CINCINNATI — Two Bengals players have tested positive for COVID-19, the team announced Friday in a news release.

“The Bengals this morning were made aware that two of the team's players have tested positive for COVID-19. We are following applicable protocols and continue to prioritize the health and safety of our team. Players have not been in the facility since Wednesday. Under NFL bye week protocols players will test daily, but will not be back in the facility until next week.”

They are the first known cases of COVID-19 within the team. It is not clear which players have tested positive or if they have been tested a second time.

The Bengals' next scheduled game is against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Pittsburgh on Nov. 15.