Coronavirus rips through NFL as positive tests leave teams scrambling

Two teams have been fined for violating safety protocols and the Denver Broncos were forced to make a rookie wide receiver start at quarterback.
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Transcript for Coronavirus rips through NFL as positive tests leave teams scrambling
problem finally pays off. We continue with the growing covid crisis in the NFL. After more positive tests leave teams scrambling, two teams fined for violating safety protocol while the broncos were forced to start a wide receiver at quarterback. T.J.? A rookie, undrafted wide receiver who has never played a single game in the NFL and who a month ago had a sales job. That's who started at quarterbac the Denver broncos yesterday. That gives you an idea of the desperation that teams and the NFL are feeling. We're seeing the chaos that covid is having on this NFL season. Coronavirus cases rising in the ague. Safety protocols being violated. The NFL this morning is cracking down. G fines and even launching investigations against two teams. The Baltimore ravens and the other the Denver broncos. Every quarterback on their roster was ruled ineligible to play for violating cov protocols. We count on them to be the leaders of the team and those guys made a mistake and that is disappointing. Reporter: That nightmare for the team may be a D come true for one player. Undrafted rookie wide receiver Kendall Hinton tapped to fill in at quarterback. He had been working a sales job just a month ago and never played an NFL game before yesterday. He got the call late in they Saturday. We knew it would be a tough situation for sure. It was a challenge I was willing to take on. Reporter: The broncos lost to the saints. The saints we fined $500,000 for not wearing masks during a celebration three weeks ago. We have to stay the course and continue to remain vigilant. Reporter: For the Baltimore ravens more bad news. For the eighth straight day a player tested positive, 23 players in all. For now their Thanksgiving day game is being moved to Tuesday. For now it's still on. The league has stopped for nobody and nothing. The league continues to put out these games that are entertainment on the weekends for a country that probably could use some at this point in time. There's the question, guys, why continue to push forward with all these cases. The league built in an extra week at the end of the season in case they had to cancel games. They're trying to stay on schedule for the super bowl which is February 7th. Let me take a moment, Kendall Hinton and commend that young he got a call 4:00 in the afternoon Saturday saying you're going to start for the Denver broncos at quarterback. He learned 20 to 30 plays. He didn't even know all the guys on the team. In the huddle, hey I'm Kendall, good to meet you. Go long. Good for him. T.J., thank you very much. We turn to the amazing escape from thatorrific crash

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