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Washington has their first player test positive for COVID-19 during the season

The team's practice week just changed

NFL: Washington Football Team-Training Camp Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Update: Matt Ioannidis is the player who tested positive

The Washington Football Team spoke highly of the fact that their team did not have any players test positive for COVID-19 during the season. Head Coach Ron Rivera attributed it to discipline. Rivera himself was high risk this year as he went through chemo therapy for his cancer diagnosis.

It seemed inevitable that a player would test positive during this long season, and that reality has now happened. The team announced today that an undisclosed player has tested positive for COVID-19, and immediately self-isolated after getting the results. His close contacts were also told to quarantine.

This is the first player to test positive during the season, but Washington rookie WR Antonio Gandy-Golden said he tested positive in May and TE Logan Thomas was placed on the COVID-19 reserve list during training camp.

The team has entered the NFL's intensive protocols and will limit player access to their facilities. All meetings will be virtual this week. Players will be required to wear masks at all times on the sidelines for Sunday's home game against the Bengals unless they are hydrating.

The player was reportedly not with the team in Detroit, and is on injured reserve.

In other COVID-19 news for the Washington Football Team, there will once again be no fans at FedEx Field. The team announced yesterday that fans will be prohibited due to increased COVID-19 cases in the area. Around 3,000 fans were allowed in the stadium for the Giants game two weeks ago. That could be the only game all season open to the public.

If you still want to see the team live, you can always try Jerry's World on Thanksgiving...