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Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll tests positive for COVID-19

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RENTON, Wash. -- Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll has tested positive for COVID-19 and is experiencing mild symptoms while at home, the team announced on Monday.

According to the Seahawks' statement, Carroll tested positive on Sunday, which was a day off for players. He's remaining at home and is in communication with his coaching staff with the plan to participate in team meetings virtually until he returns to the facility.

In March, the NFL and its players' union suspended the COVID-19 protocols that had been in place the past two seasons. CDC guidelines, which the league is now following, state that an individual who tests positive for COVID-19 or experiences symptoms should isolate for at least five days.

Carroll, the NFL's oldest head coach at age 70, is fully vaccinated.

The Seahawks had multiple assistants help run practice on Monday in Carroll's absence. Associate head coach Carl Smith addressed the team afterwards with players surrounding him, as Carroll usually does.

Meanwhile, star safety Jamal Adams was back on the field Monday with a protective cast covering his re-injured left hand. A source confirmed The Seattle Times' report that any surgery Adams has on his broken middle finger likely won't happen until after the season.

Adams has had surgeries in each of the past two offseasons on his left ring and middle fingers, which he's dislocated multiple times. He re-injured his middle finger last week when it was caught in a teammate's facemask near the end of Seattle's first practice of training camp.

Adams played with a cast on his left hand during part of last season.

Information from ESPN's Kevin Seifert was used in this report.