Patriots’ Michel, Mason, Rivers on COVID-19 list

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots have placed starting right guard Shaq Mason, reserve defensive end Derek Rivers and running back Sony Michel on the reserve/COVID-19 list, a source tells ESPN’s Field Yates.

Those placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list either have tested positive for COVID-19 or are a close contact to someone who tested positive.

On Friday, the Patriots canceled practice after a positive COVID-19 test. Later that day, the club placed center James Ferentz on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

The Patriots host the Denver Broncos on Sunday (CBS, 1 p.m. ET), and Ferentz, Mason and Rivers will not play in the game. Michel wouldn’t have played anyway as he is on injured reserve.

Starting defensive tackle Byron Cowart is also on the reserve/COVID-19 list, and will not play in the game.

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