Newton and Gilmore, the ruling Defensive Player of the Year, returned to practice this week for the first time since positive virus testing. After a positive test on October 2, Newton missed the loss of New England in Kansas City on October 5. On Wednesday, it was activated from the reserve list / COVID-19. Gilmore, who tested positive on October 7, was activated from the list on Thursday. Training player Bill Murray also returned from the COVID-19 list on Thursday.