Panthers close facility due to positive COVID-19 tests

The Carolina Panthers closed their team facility Monday and Tuesday due to additional players being placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list coming off their bye week.

The Panthers (4-8) said the names of additional players testing positive would not be released until the NFL’s official transactions log is published around 4 p.m. ET on Monday.

The team did not specify how many players tested positive, but multiple reports pegged the number at two. Defensive end Yetur Gross-Matos and defensive tackle Bruce Hector (practice squad) were placed on the list last week.

Due to the latest updates to COVID-19 protocols from the NFL, players are tested daily, even during bye weeks.

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The Panthers will take part in remote meetings Monday and Tuesday.

Carolina is scheduled to host the Denver Broncos (4-8) on Sunday.

–Field Level Media (@FieldLevelMedia)