LaFleur: Packers in advanced COVID protocols after Barry tests positive

Green Bay Packers' defensive coordinator Joe Barry during NFL football training camp at Lambeau...
Green Bay Packers' defensive coordinator Joe Barry during NFL football training camp at Lambeau Field Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021, in Green Bay, Wis. Barry can only hope his players display the same spirit on the field that he brings to meetings and practice sessions. The word “energy” comes up time and time again when defensive players talk about Barry. Pro Bowl cornerback Jaire Alexander tells a story that exemplifies Barry’s approach. (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke)(Matt Ludtke | AP)
Published: Oct. 25, 2021 at 9:53 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 25, 2021 at 1:56 PM CDT
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GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - The Green Bay Packers could be without their defensive coordinator Thursday when they face the undefeated Arizona Cardinals. Joe Barry has tested positive for COVID-19.

Packers Head Coach Matt LaFleur said Monday that the team is in advanced COVID-19 protocols with the possibility of other staff members being positive.

All coaches meetings Monday are virtual.

However, LaFleur is holding out hope for a possibility that Barry could join the team Thursday. LaFleur says Barry is vaccinated against COVID-19 and needs two negative tests.

NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo was first to report the news Monday morning.

The Packers are 6-1 after defeating the Washington Football Team Sunday at Lambeau Field.

The Packers defense came up big in the red zone. The team recorded four sacks.

“I think our defense is playing with a lot of confidence,” said Coach Matt LaFleur. “They’ve faced a lot of adversity, too, just in terms of losing a lot of key players.”


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