The Saints tend to be effusive in their praise of Bridgewater, who was attempting to come back from a major knee injury that sidelined him nearly two full seasons when New Orleans made a trade with the New York Jets in 2018 to bring him in as Brees' backup. "I really appreciated that time with Teddy, and I'm extremely happy for him and the opportunity that he has there in Carolina," Brees said.
When Sanders’ test came back positive, Payton said a combination of players and coaches totaling about 20 people who might have been close to Sanders were tested and all were negative. Payton said the club has already determined that there was no issue with its coronavirus protocols. COLLEGE BASKETBALL UNCASVILLE, Conn.
New Orleans Saints receiver Emmanuel Sanders has tested positive for COVID-19 and Michael Thomas remained unable to practice on Friday because of a recent hamstring injury. Neither will be able to play Sunday against Carolina. Thomas, the 2019 AP Offensive Player of the Year after setting an NFL record with 149 catches in a season, was listed as out on the Saints' final injury report of the week.