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Report: Rams center Brian Allen tests positive for coronavirus

Allen experienced slight symptoms but is feeling better

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Brian Allen
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Los Angeles Rams center Brian Allen has tested positive for having the coronavirus, according to a report from Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer.

Allen is the first-known current player to test positive for the coronavirus. New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton tested positive last month, but he has since recovered.

Allen started nine games in 2019 and 13 games for the Rams in 2018. Allen was taken in the fourth round out of Michigan State in 2018.

The Athletic reported that the Rams closed their facility to rehabbing players after Allen’s positive test, but it is re-opened.

Last week, Rams’ coach Sean McVay hinted that a person in the organization had the virus but indicated that they were no longer in danger.

UPDATE: The Rams have confirmed Allen’s positive test.