Report: Patriots' starting DT tests positive for COVID-19 originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston
The fourth New England Patriots player to test positive for COVID-19 has been identified.
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Starting defensive tackle Byron Cowart will be placed on the Patriots' COVID-19/reserve list Sunday afternoon after his positive test, Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio reports.
According to Florio, there's speculation Cowart caught the virus from Murray in a defensive line meeting. The Patriots haven't had in-person meetings since Friday, Oct. 2, but the incubation period for COVID-19 can last up to 14 days.
Cowart also traveled to Kansas City last Monday and shared a locker room with Murray and Gilmore, who tested positive early this week. Newton was the first Patriots player to test positive on Oct. 2.
The Patriots' Week 5 game against the Denver Broncos, rescheduled from Sunday to Monday, now has been pushed to Week 6 after Cowart's positive test.