The Saints have eight positive COVID-19 cases – six offensive coaches, one nutritionist, and one player – confirmed, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Sep 12, 2021; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton directs his team in the fourth quarter against the Green Bay Packers at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

Earlier, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported five assistant coaches from the Saints who tested positive for COVID-19 were all vaccinated.

Sean Payton also confirmed his entire coaching staff received COVID-19 vaccinations before the start of the regular season.

New Orleans plays in Carolina on Sunday, Sept. 19, for an NFC South match.

In March of 2020, Saints head coach Sean Payton was the first prominent NFL figure

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