Saints fullback Michael Burton tests positive for COVID-19 ahead of Lions Matchup

Burton made the trip to Detroit before receiving results
Posted at 12:00 AM, Oct 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-04 01:20:23-04

New Orleans Saints fullback Michael Burton tests positive for COVID-19, according to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.

Burton made the trip with the Saints to Detroit before receiving the positive results to his test.

Burton, along with 7 teammates who were in contact with Burton, are now being re-tested and waiting for results.

New Orleans is scheduled to take on Detroit at noon Sunday, but there's no word if these results will change the contest.

The Saints-Lions matchup could be the 3rd this week that has been affected by COVID-19 in the NFL. The Tennessee Titans and Pittsburgh Steelers move their week 4 contest to October 25th. The Kansas City Chiefs and New England Patriots are postponing their game until Monday or Tuesday, as of now.

New Orleans has already had a tough week, as 6 starters are expected to miss the contest vs Detroit, including pro-bowlers Michael Thomas and Marshon Lattimore.

The Saints are 1-2 on the season.

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