Source: For the first time this season, NFL teams’ operations are being affected by positive COVID-19 tests.
The Titans had three players and five other personnel test positive for COVID-19, NFL Network reports. As a result, both the Titans and the Vikings (who played the Titans on Sunday) are suspending in-person club activities.
Players and personnel who tested positive will quarantine, according to NFL guidelines. Those who were in close contact with players and personnel who tested positive will need to test negative before they can participate in any club activities.
There’s no word yet on the identity of the players or personnel who tested positive.
The Titans host the Steelers on Sunday, while the Vikings travel to Houston to play the Texans. So far there is no indication that either of those games will be affected.
The Titans beat the Vikings 31-30 over the weekend and left behind some COVID19 as a gift.
I was watching Mahomes carve up Baltimore last night and couldn’t help but think if there’s one sport that’s conducive to spreading the pandemic it’s football. Spitting, head to head contact, screaming in the huddle, and high fives are all frowned upon according to every scientist on the planet. Tackles, dogpiles, and scrums are actually more like mini super spreader events in football so this outbreak was a matter of time instead of a surprise.
The NFL has alerted the Vikings and Titans and their opponents for Week 4 that their games may be rescheduled.
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) September 29, 2020
Both the Titans and Vikings players and staff have to quarantine now while their respective games against the Steelers and Texans this weekend are in doubt depending on the severity of the outbreak as monitored over the next 4 days.
Good news? Kirk Cousins is 0-3 on the season and said he’s looking forward to dying if he gets infected.
— FOX 9 (@FOX9) September 2, 2020
Looks like this could finally be his year.