Via Saints:

Dempsey, a former New Orleans Saint (1969-70) who held set the NFL record for longest successful field-goal attempt (63 yards, in 1970; which since has been surpassed), is doing well after testing positive for COVID-19, his daughter Ashley posted on a Facebook post on an earlier version of this story Tuesday evening. “He is doing well but not out of the woods yet,” Ashley wrote. “Thank you everyone for your love and support. Please keep your prayers coming!”

Dempsey has been battling Alzheimer’s disease and dementia since 2013.

It’s good to hear that Dempsey is recovering.  Let’s hope he makes a full recovery.

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