UPDATE: Running back A.J. Dillon tested positive for Covid-19, per Tom Pelissero.
The Green Bay Packers travel to face the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday Night Football to open Week 9, but there is a potential bump in the road. A Packers player has tested positive for Covid-19 and the team is conducting virtual meetings on Monday, per Tom Pelissero.
The TNF teams get three days of practice on the short week, but in reality it’s usually no more than one practice on Tuesday and two walkthroughs on Monday and Wednesday. Missing out on Monday’s walkthrough is not ideal, but in light of the short week, even if the whole week ends up virtual, it does not seem like quite as big a deal as missing multiple full practices in a normal week.
The Packers will continue their Covid-19 testing each day before traveling to San Francisco sometime on Wednesday. As has become a weekly tradition, we’ll wait for updates each morning as the previous day’s Covid-19 testing results arrive.