The Denver Broncos have their first COVID-19 positive from a player since Andrew Beck back in training camp. Right guard Graham Glasgow will be placed on the COVID-19 reserve list. Two other players have been told to go in isolation, putting several offensive linemen in doubt for Sunday’s game.
#Broncos RG Graham Glasgow tested positive for COVID-19, per source.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) October 30, 2020
Two other players who were close contacts with Glasgow are also currently in isolation. Denver chose to cancel practice and go all virtual today.
This report comes a week after Offensive Lineman Coach Mike Munchak went into quarantine. It is unknown if he came into close contact with a person who has COVID-19 or has COVID-19 himself. Running Backs Coach Curtis Modkins went on the COVID-19 list two weeks ago and only returned to begin coaching again earlier this week.
Head Coach Vic Fangio decided to hold practice virtually on Friday, but the team is expected to resume in-person practice on Saturday in preparation for their home game against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday. No word at all on whether the NFL is looking at potentially postponing that game, however, the league did clear the team for practice on Friday. Though Fangio opted for the virtual practice session instead.
The Broncos issued the following statement on Friday.
We were informed early this morning that a Broncos player has tested positive for COVID-19.
The player is at home in self-isolation along with two other players who were determined to be close contacts. Our organization, which has been operating under the league’s intensive protocols, is in consultation with the NFL and taking guidance from medical experts.
As a precaution, we have made the decision to postpone today’s practice and conduct virtual meetings in preparation for Sunday’s game against the Chargers. The team is scheduled to return to UCHealth Training Center for practice tomorrow.
The health and safety of the players, coaches and staff will continue to be of the highest priority.