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Seven New Orleans Saints assistants out Sunday due to COVID-19 protocol

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Aug 23, 2021; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA;  New Orleans Saints helmets during the game between the New Orleans Saints and the Jacksonville Jaguars during the first half at Caesars Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 23, 2021; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; New Orleans Saints helmets during the game between the New Orleans Saints and the Jacksonville Jaguars during the first half at Caesars Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

Seven New Orleans assistant coaches will miss Sunday’s game at Carolina due to COVID-19 protocols.

The Saints announced Friday that offensive analyst Jim Chaney, offensive assistant Declan Doyle, assistant special teams coach Phil Galiano, senior offensive assistant/receivers coach Curtis Johnson, offensive line coach Brendan Nugent, run game coordinator/tight ends coach Dan Roushar and running backs coach Joel Thomas will miss the game against the Panthers.

The team said their responsibilities will be divided among the remaining offensive staff.

Reports of the positive tests first surfaced on Tuesday.

All of the New Orleans coaches have been vaccinated. They will need to show consecutive negative COVID-19 tests 24 hours apart before they are eligible to return.

–Field Level Media