Nick Sirianni tests positive for COVID-19, could miss Sunday’s game vs. Giants
Following their win over the Washington Football Team last night, Nick Sirianni has entered healthy and safety protocols after testing positive for COVID-19. Sirianni stated he feels okay but woke up this morning with symptoms.
Although he won’t be there in person, the Eagles’ head coach will still virtually attend all the meetings and practices.
Hopefully, Sirianni can make a swift and full recovery and appeared to be in good spirits during his press conference. Earlier today, Jets head coach Robert Saleh entered into protocols after self-reporting symptoms.
If he cannot be with the team Sunday, Sirianni stated that Kevin Patullo would take over head coaching duties. Patullo was already a crucial part of decisions like the coin toss and two-point conversions, and Sirianni wants minimal turnover, if any. Jonathan Gannon already runs the defense, so there shouldn’t be any change there at all. Offensive coordinator Shane Steichen would assume play-calling duties as well.
Philadelphia currently has Landon Dickerson and Andre Dillard on the Reserve/COVID-19 list, but they could return by Sunday. There’s now concern that numerous others could test positive since the Eagles played just last night, alongside Sirianni being symptomatic.
Following last week’s outbreak, the NFL requires only two negative tests within 24 hours apart for vaccinated players. Since Philadelphia is already halfway through the week, it’s doubtful anyone who enters protocols now would be healthy for Sunday’s game against the Giants.
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