Saints see 2 more coaches test positive for COVID-19, total reaches 8 ahead of Panthers game

Defensive coaching responsibilities will be split among the remaining coaches after assistant head coach and defensive line coach Ryan Nielsen and defensive assistant Brian Young were the latest to test positive, the club announced Saturday.

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Six coaches tested positive on Tuesday after the SaintsWeek 1 “家” 对战 绿湾包装工. Receivers coach Curtis Johnson, tight ends coach Dan Roushar, running backs coach Joel Thomas, offensive analyst Jim Chaney, offensive assistant Declan Doyle and special teams assistant Phil Galiano will all be absent on Sunday.

Wideout Michael Thomas, who was already on the PUP list, had also been placed on the COVID-19 list.

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文件 - In this Sunday, 九月. 12, 2021, 档案照片, New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton, 从左数第二, watches players warm up before an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers in Jacksonville, 弗拉.

文件 – In this Sunday, 九月. 12, 2021, 档案照片, New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton, 从左数第二, watches players warm up before an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers in Jacksonville, 弗拉. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, 文件)

Head coach Sean Payton said all the coaches who tested positive were vaccinated. 同时, he’s taken a more hands-on approach with the team and the players are embracing it.

“我们必须一对一地体验比赛中有史以来最好的进攻头脑主教练之一,就像管理团队的员工会议一样,” quarterback Jameis Winston told reporters on Wednesday. “I’ve never been in that room of watching tape with Sean, of going through situations with Sean and voicing how he would like something done.

He’s running around. He’s coaching every position,” left tackle Terron Armstead said, 通过 ESPN. “He’s never one to use any situation as an excuse, and that type of approach rubs off on a team.

The Saints have also been training in Texas after being displaced by Hurricane Ida. They will return to New Orleans for their second home game on Oct. 3.

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