UPDATE: Michael Burton does not have COVID-19
The fullback’s retest came back negative, as did the point-of-contact tests for all of his close contacts.
All players are cleared for today’s game against the Lions.
DETROIT — The Saints could be stranded in a potential nightmare.
After landing in Detroit late Saturday evening, the team became aware that fullback Michael Burton tested positive for COVID-19, a source confirmed (Pro Football Talk first reported). Burton and the players he has been in close contact with got retested around midnight, which leaves the status of Sunday's game up the air.
Here is what we currently know: