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Panthers send everyone home after positive COVID-19 tests

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Oct 4, 2020; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; Carolina Panthers Mascot Sir Purr alone in the stands due to Covid 19 precautions during the second half of a game between the Carolina Panthers and the Arizona Cardinals at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 4, 2020; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; Carolina Panthers Mascot Sir Purr alone in the stands due to Covid 19 precautions during the second half of a game between the Carolina Panthers and the Arizona Cardinals at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

The Carolina Panthers sent players home Monday after what coach Matt Rhule called a “somewhat significant” number of positive COVID-19 tests.

The Panthers are scheduled to return to the team facility on Wednesday to resume preparing for their Week 17 game at New Orleans.

The Panthers (5-10) lost their fifth straight game on Sunday, falling 32-6 to the visiting Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Carolina began the day Monday with seven active players and one practice squad player on the reserve/COVID-19 list: Matt Barkley, Dennis Daley, Pat Elflein, Sam Franklin Jr., Azur Kamara, Rashaan Melvin, Brandon Zylstra and Austin Larkin (practice squad).

–Field Level Media