While appearing as a guest on a Philadelphia radio show last week, Adam Schefter, ESPN's veteran National Football League reporter, told 97.5 The Fanatic about a dinner between the two stars who both subsequently tested positive for COVID-19.
There is no word on the positive test from the Patriots, but the positive test from the Titans is reportedly a coach. Per ESPN's Adam Schefter, the game, originally scheduled for Monday afternoon, will be moved to Sunday, Oct. 18.
The Broncos were not the only teams to have their scheduled impacted.
Players have Monday and Tuesday off.
National Football League postpones Broncos-Patriots game indefinitely
The Kansas City Chiefs at Buffalo Bills Week 6 game moves from Thursday, October 15 to Monday, October 19 at 5:00 p.m. Additionally, the Broncos are slated to play in 12 consecutive weeks, as their bye week is now Week 5.
The Bills (4-0) left for Nashville on Monday night, but the Titans needed another day without a positive test for the game to go forward.
Will the Patriots play in Week 5?
This season, Cowart had started every New England game at defensive tackle and played 39 percent of the Patriots' defensive snaps.
The Patriots have not met since the Week 4 loss to the Chiefs on Monday: Belichick shut the team's facilities down after Gilmore tested positive for the virus following the team's return from Kansas City.
The Patriots previously recorded zero positive tests on Friday and were permitted to practice on Saturday, but the AFC East side are no strangers to having fixtures moved. Additionally, the Broncos are slated to play in 12 consecutive weeks, as their bye week is now Week 5. Reports suggest they will make up the game against the Patriots in Week 6. Two of their games also were rescheduled during that span.