Denver Broncos running backs coach Curtis Modkins has COVID-19, the team confirmed Saturday. The Broncos released the following statement:
Early this morning, we learned that running backs coach Curtis Modkins tested positive for COVID-19. He will not accompany the team to New England for Sunday’s game against the Patriots.
Curtis is currently at home in self-isolation and experiencing no symptoms. We have evaluated close contacts, administered necessary point of care testing (no positive COVID-19 results) and implemented additional health and safety measures at UCHealth Training Center per NFL-NFLPA protocols.
The Broncos remain in regular communication with the league office, NFL Chief Medical Officer Dr. Allen Sills and team medical staff. We will take all necessary precautions to ensure the safety of our team, opponents and community.
Modkins is the fourth member of the team to have a known case of COVID-19. Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller and safety Kareem Jackson tested positive during the offseason and fullback/tight end Andrew Beck went on the Reserve/COVID-19 list during training camp.
Miller, Jackson and Beck have since recovered from the coronavirus.