NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported on Friday that one of the Saints’ backup offensive linemen Will Clapp tested positive for COVID-19.

Unlike the Saints’ recent situation in which running back Alvin Kamara tested positive, forcing all of New Orleans’ active running backs to miss the Saints’ Week 17 match-up against the Carolina Panthers, the league’s contact tracing protocol found no high-risk close-contacts, meaning that no other players will likely be forced to miss their NFC Divisional Round game against the Bucs on Sunday – pending no further positive tests – per Pelissero.

Pelissero added to the situation on Saturday, reporting that there were no positive tests arising from playoff teams following their most recent round of testing ahead of the divisional round.

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ScottC543
5 months ago

Meanwhile, backup defensive lineman Will Covid tested positive for Clapp.

(Parts of this report may have been made up.)

Spitfire
Reply to  ScottC543
5 months ago

😂

BigSombrero
Reply to  ScottC543
5 months ago

Got me laughing on that one! Nice comment

scubog
Reply to  ScottC543
5 months ago

Funny. I was thinking the same exact thing. You must be a smart ass too.

ScottC543
Reply to  scubog
5 months ago

Who, me?

TBChucky
5 months ago

Keep that Covid away from our team! We’re going to need everyone next week! 👍🏻

fredster
5 months ago

Was hoping a starter was out not a back up. Lol. Even the game a bit with Cappa out. Oh well Bucs going to win anyways I think. Go bUcs!

bucballer
5 months ago

Man, I don’t care who plays and who doesn’t for the Saints! It doesn’t negate the fact that we have to take care of business. Defensive front seven will determine this game. And that’s on both side of the ball. Get constant and steady pressure on Brees is key. U don’t want Brees settled in the pocket. Pressure equals turnovers. Bucs OLine will need to keep Brady upright. Brady with time and unmolested in the pocket is a loss for the Saints. Brady has too many weapons to shut down every play. Bucs on five game win streak. I suspect… Read more »

plopes808
5 months ago

Pretty convenient that there are no close contacts. I’m guessing the league is still paying reparations for the perceived slights against NO during the past playoffs.

Dave
Reply to  plopes808
5 months ago

Or how the NFL conveniently chose the Saints over the Bucs for the Sunday game, so that Kamara would be eligible to come off the covid list. Can’t have the Saints be without Kamara. That wouldn’t be fair

Last edited 5 months ago by Dave
BigSombrero
Reply to  Dave
5 months ago

So your conspiracy theory said the NFL picked the Bucs to play on Saturday vs WFT(easiest playoff opponent) and the Saints on Sunday vs Bears for Kamara’s sake. Because they played Saturday, the Bucs have an extra day of preparation for the Saints. Saints have an OL test positive and it’s still a conspiracy AGAINST the Bucs?

Sheesh. Some people are really nutty.

Last edited 5 months ago by BigSombrero
Dave
Reply to  BigSombrero
5 months ago

And some people are just trolls. They can’t all be winners kids

Last edited 5 months ago by Dave