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REPORTS: 49ers' Bourne tests negative, still on COVID-19 list for Packers game

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Published: Nov. 3, 2020 at 10:17 AM CST
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GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - The San Francisco 49ers will be without WR Kendrick Bourne Thursday, even though he’s tested negative for COVID-19 ahead of the Green Bay Packers game.

Bourne reportedly tested positive on Wednesday and tested negative on Thursday. Due to NFL COVID-19 protocol, he will not be able to suit up against the Packers on Thursday Night Football. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:20 p.m.

NBC Sports Bay Area reporter Matt Maiocco reports Bourne’s housemates Brandon Aiyuk, Deebo Samuel and Trent Williams are also on the COVID-19 list despite testing negative.

On Wednesday, the 49ers confirmed multiple media reports that the team had closed its facility due to a positive COVID-19 test. They never identified the player who had a positive test. Media reports stated it was Bourne.

49ers beat reporter Jennifer Lee Chan reported Wednesday morning that the 49ers facility closed and operations went virtual.

No additional members of the Green Bay Packers tested positive for COVID-19 Tuesday, according to NFL Network reporter Tom Pelissero. The team traveled to San Francisco on Wednesday.

The Green Bay Packers have placed RB Jamaal Williams and LB Kamal Martin on the reserve/COVID-19 list, meaning they were not cleared to play Thursday.

Pelissero first reported Tuesday morning that Williams and Martin had been designated high-risk close contacts to A.J. Dillon.

On Monday, the team placed A.J. Dillon on the reserve/COVID-19 list. NFL and Players Association policy states the list is for players who test positive or have been in close contact with an infected person.

The team says the Packers have entered the NFL’s intensive protocol and Dillon has self-quarantined.

“We will continue to work with the league on contact tracing as we follow the guidelines of intensive protocol,” the team says.

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