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Falcons-Vikings game will take place after no new positive tests

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution — D. Orlando Ledbetter The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Oct. 18-- Oct. 18--The Atlanta Falcons (0-5) have received no new positive tests since Saturday morning and their game against the Minnesota Vikings (1-4) at 1 p.m. Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium will proceed as scheduled.

Defensive line coaches Jess Simpson and Tosh Lupoi did not travel with the team to Minnesota, and defensive end John Cominsky was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday. Simpson tested positive and Lupoi is in a contact tracing situation.

Clubs are not permitted to comment on a player's medical status other than referring to roster status. Clubs may not disclose whether the player is in quarantine or is positive for COVID-19.

Earlier in the week, defensive tackle Marlon Davidson was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list. The Falcons shut down their facilities Thursday after Simpson tested positive. The team reopened the facilities Friday with additional protocols.

Outside linebacker coach Aden Durde will assist coaching the defensive line during the game.

Linebacker Edmond Robinson and defensive tackle Chris Slayton were promoted from the active roster as COVID-19 replacements for the Minnesota game.

Falcons' next four games

Falcons at Vikings at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18

Lions at Falcons at 1 p.m. Sunday Oct. 25

Falcons at Panthers at 8:20 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29

Broncos at Falcons at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8

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