Bengals alter practice schedule due to COVID-19 protocols

FILE—In this file photo from Sept. 13, 2020, players walk out to the field before at Paul Brown stadium that is devoid of fans to start warming up before an NFL football game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Los Angeles Chargers, in Cincinnati. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has issued a warning against Ohioans gathering for big events like weddings and funerals, while defending a decision to boost the number of fans allowed to attend NFL games in the state. The governor also said Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020 that even as cases rise in the state, the economy won't be shut down again. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)
FILE—In this file photo from Sept. 13, 2020, players walk out to the field before at Paul Brown stadium that is devoid of fans to start warming up before an NFL football game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Los Angeles Chargers, in Cincinnati. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has issued a warning against Ohioans gathering for big events like weddings and funerals, while defending a decision to boost the number of fans allowed to attend NFL games in the state. The governor also said Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020 that even as cases rise in the state, the economy won't be shut down again. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)

Credit: Aaron Doster

Credit: Aaron Doster

Two players tested positive last week

The Cincinnati Bengals had to change their practice schedule to begin the week because of COVID-19 protocols. Two players tested positive for Friday.

Players were expected back in the facility Monday to practice for the first time since Wednesday following a break for the bye week. But because of protocols being followed this week, Monday was turned to another day off.

Testing continued daily through the bye, per NFL protocols, and two positives became known Friday. No Bengals players have been added to the COVID/reserve list.

According to a team spokesperson, the schedule for the remainder of the week has yet to be determined. Tuesday is the team’s normal off day. The Bengals are set to play Pittsburgh on the road Sunday at 4:25 p.m.

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