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Broncos offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur tests positive for COVID-19, will likely miss Sunday’s game

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Broncos offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur will likely miss Sunday’s game against Philadelphia after testing positive for COVID-19, coach Vic Fangio said after practice Friday.

Fangio said he was made aware of Shurmur’s positive test around mid-morning today.

Asked if Shurmur is definitely unavailable for Sunday, Fangio said: “Don’t know yet for sure, but we have to be prepared as if he won’t be available.”

Coaches on the staff with offensive play-calling and/or coordinator experience include quarterbacks coach Mike Shula and running backs coach Curtis Modkins.

“We would share those (play-calling) duties,” Fangio said. “I’m not going to make it known (who it will be), but I know who it’s going to be.”

Fangio said quarterbacks coach Mike Shula would relay the play call to quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.

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On the COVID-19/reserve list among the players are quarterback Drew Lock, inside linebacker Justin Strnad and cornerback Michael Ojemudia. Tight end Noah Fant and guard Netane Muti came off the list earlier this week. Guard/center Austin Schlottmann missed Thursday’s practice due to COVID-19 protocols.

Fangio said all of the players who have tested positive were vaccinated.

Muti missed the wins over Washington and Dallas and Fant missed the Dallas game.

This story will be updated.

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