New Orleans Saints LT Terron Armstead tests positive, out vs. Denver Broncos

METAIRIE, La. -- The New Orleans Saints will be without standout left tackle Terron Armstead on Sunday in Denver after he tested positive for COVID-19.

Armstead confirmed the news on Twitter, saying that he is symptom-free.

The Saints were scheduled to fly to Denver on Saturday. It was not immediately clear if anyone else's status would be affected due to contact tracing.

The Saints placed Armstead on reserve/COVID-19 list on Saturday.

The Saints will also be missing their starting left guard, Andrus Peat, because of a concussion -- not to mention quarterback Drew Brees, who is on injured reserve because of broken ribs and a punctured lung.

Veteran backups James Hurst and Nick Easton are the most likely replacements at left tackle and left guard, respectively.

Armstead is a two-time Pro Bowler who was named second-team All-Pro in 2018.

He is now the second Saints player to test positive for COVID-19 during the season after WR Emmanuel Sanders missed two games earlier this year. RB Dwayne Washington also tested positive late in the preseason.

New Orleans also downgraded KR/WR Deonte Harris to out with a neck injury. They elevated WR Austin Carr, G/C Will Clapp and DT Ryan Glasgow from the practice squad.