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NFL Rumors: Patriots had false-positive COVID-19 test results

Several NFL teams are dealing with false-positive COVID-19 test results, and it appears the New England Patriots are one of them.

Jeff Howe of The Athletic reported Sunday the Patriots received false-positive COVID-19 results over the weekend. The results in question are connected to a BioReference Laboratory in New Jersey.

The Patriots dealt with false-positive COVID-19 test results this weekend, according to a source. That was the reason behind several new absences today at practice.

— Jeff Howe (@jeffphowe) August 23, 2020

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Howe's report comes shortly after the NFL released a statement Sunday morning about possible false-positive tests being an issue across the league for teams that have been using the BioReference Lab.