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Rams player tests positive for the coronavirus

Rams players huddle during a game against the Seattle Seahawks.
Rams players huddle during a game against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday in Inglewood.
(Kyusung Gong / Associated Press)

While several NFL teams were affected by coronavirus infections through the first 10 weeks of the season, the Rams seemingly had no problems.

No players or staff members tested positive. None of the Rams’ games were postponed or moved because of positive tests on other teams.

But the Rams’ weekly routine was disrupted Wednesday after the team announced late Tuesday night that a player had tested positive.

With the Rams scheduled to play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday night in Florida, the Rams changed their Wednesday schedule to conduct all meetings and football activities remotely.

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The unidentified Rams player is the fourth to test positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began. Offensive lineman Brian Allen tested positive in April and offensive lineman Andrew Whitworth said he and family members tested positive during the summer. Rookie outside linebacker Terrell Lewis’ ability to participate in team activities was delayed after he tested positive in August.

The Rams defeated the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday at SoFi Stadium to improve their record to 6-3.

In a postgame video that was posted to social media by the team, coach Sean McVay told players he would see them Wednesday, indicating they would be off Monday as well as their regularly scheduled day off Tuesday. Players are still required to be tested every day, a team official said.


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