Buccaneers' staff member tests positive for COVID-19

Posted at 2:45 PM, Oct 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-29 23:17:33-04

TAMPA, Fla. — A Buccaneers' equipment staff member has tested positive for COVID-19.

ESPN Senior NFL Insider Adam Schefter said the staff member was sent home, per a source.

The positive COVID-19 test is not expected to pose an issue for Monday night's game against the New York Giants, Schefter said.

The Bucs released a statement on the incident.

“We were notified that a member of our football operations support staff tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday evening. The individual, and one additional football operations staffer who had been in close contact but has subsequently tested negative, were told to stay at home and are self-isolating. No other members of the organization were identified as high risk for exposure. The AdventHealth Training Center remains open and the team continues its normal practice and meeting schedule in preparation for Monday night’s game at the New York Giants.”

The Giants are currently dealing with their own COVID-19 issues, Schefter said.

The Bucs are scheduled to play the Giants on Monday, Nov. 2 at 8:15 p.m.