The Buffalo Bills’ training camp practice on Sunday was pushed back from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. The reasoning for the delay was due to irregularities in COVID-19 results from the testing lab that the team uses in New Jersey.
Several NFL teams are altering or cancelling football activities today after irregularities in results from Saturday’s COVID-19 test results from the same lab in New Jersey. Statement from the NFL: pic.twitter.com/RhwzHQVsUA
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) August 23, 2020
Before the Bills hit the practice field on Sunday, GM Brandon Beane met with the media and confirmed that Buffalo was one of the teams affected by the lab results. Beane stated that the team considered canceling practice, but decided to move ahead with practice as the team considered it a lab issue. He added that players who had their tests come back positive would not be on the field Sunday.
“We’re just trying to be very cautious,” Beane told the media. “We’ve been open with our team. The league jumped on this early to let us know that it wasn’t just our team, it’s a lot of teams. I think some went and canceled the day. We did talk about that at one point, but as we got more information we felt like it was more of a lab issue and not a true issue with our guys currently.”