The Rams said they canceled practice Friday because COVID-19 test results received Thursday night for two members of the organization required further testing today.
A spokesman said he couldn’t be more specific, so it’s unclear if the employees include players or coaches.
Coach Sean McVay made the decision to call off practice, two days before the Rams (7-3) host the San Francisco 49ers (4-6), “out of an abundance of caution,” said Rams senior director of communications Artis Twyman.
The news came nine days after the Rams canceled a practice because an unidentified player tested positive for COVID-19, and later placed three practice-squad players on the NFL’s special reserve list for players who have a positive test or close contact with an infected person. Two of those players, tight end Kendall Blanton and wide receiver J.J. Koski, have since come off the list. The third, defensive back Jake Gervase, remained on it Thursday.
The Rams’ latest issue with the coronavirus comes amid outbreaks in several NFL teams’ camps, the worst involving the Baltimore Ravens, throwing Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers into doubt.