Lions Hall of Famer Barry Sanders tests positive for COVID-19

The Detroit News

Lions Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, he announced Friday on Twitter. He is not showing any symptoms.

Former Detroit Lions running back Barry Sanders give his speech after his induction to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio August 8, 2004. Sanders rushed for more than 1,000 yards in his ten NFL seasons with the Lions, and walked away from the game in 1999 at  the age of 31.

Sanders, 53, said he was double vaccinated and regularly wears masks.

The Lions team ambassador said he expects to be available for the opener at Ford Field on Sept. 12 against the 49ers.

The Lions have more than 90% of their players and all coaches vaccinated.