GREEN BAY, Wis.— Green Bay Packers’ head coach Matt LaFleur said there were no additional positive cases of COVID-19 among the team as of Thursday, after tackle Jared Veldheer was put on the reserve list Wednesday.
Veldheer learned he tested positive for COVID-19 after he practiced with the team on Tuesday.
The Packers signed Veldheer on Monday off the Indianapolis Colts’ practice squad. He was with the Packers during the 2019 playoff run.
Veldheer started as left tackle for the Colts during their wild card game against the Buffalo Bills on Saturday, which would have made him the first player to appear in a playoff game for two different teams in the same year.
LaFleur said it has not changed the team’s approach for their game Saturday afternoon against the Los Angeles Rams.
“One thing that we talked about all season long is you’ve got to be ready to adjust, but until you know what you’re adjusting to, it’s kind of hard to predict,” La Fleur said. "I’m not going to focus on things that I have no control over. We’re going to focus on playing the LA Rams. We’re going to focus on doing the best job that we can to prepare our guys to get ready to play, and that’s where our sole focus lies."
During LaFleur’s news conference Thursday, the Rams ruled out quarterback John Wolford for Saturday’s game, meaning Jared Goff will get the start.
“Certainly, I think we were pretty much preparing for Jared [Goff] all week,” LaFleur said. "So, it doesn’t change too much."
Saturday’s game against the Rams kicks off at 3:35 p.m.