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Andrew Siciliano misses NFL Red Zone after positive COVID-19 test

Andrew Siciliano misses NFL Red Zone after positive COVID-19 test

NFL Sunday Ticket subscribers heard an unfamiliar voice when turning on NFL Red Zone Sunday afternoon. That’s because Andrew Siciliano has never missed an edition of DirecTV’s NFL Red Zone since it began in 2005. Until now.

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Andrew Siciliano is missing Sunday’s DirecTV NFL Red Zone show because of a positive COVID-19 test.Getty Images for DirecTV

Siciliano announced on Twitter he would not be hosting Sunday’s whiparound show because he tested positive for COVID-19. Siciliano said he feels “great” and tested negative in a follow-up test to his Sunday morning positive.

“After testing negative twice during the week, I tested positive this morning. We re-tested and it came back negative, but out of the super abundance of caution and to be respectful to my great teammates, I’m sitting this one out,” Siciliano, also a host on NFL Network, said in a video. “First time I have watched Sunday football on the couch in the afternoon since 2004, the year before we launched the Red Zone channel.”

Sunday is the 261st episode of the Sunday Ticket version of Red Zone. Dan Hellie stepped in to host the Week 6 show.

“You will be missed. Get well soon,” ESPN’s Adam Schefter wrote to Siciliano on Twitter.

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