Dan Graziano explains sequel for Tennessee and NFL after another Titans player tested positive for coronavirus, and Vikings still had him all negative tests (1:26)
The Tennessee Titans have had another player tested positive for COVID-19, while the latest round of coronavirus tests did not yield any positive results for the Minnesota Vikings, an NFL spokesperson said to Dan Graziano from ESPN
The league could not find any close contact with the Titans player who tested positive on Wednesday, which told the NFL that its isolation procedures are working in the case, the spokesperson said.
The NFL announced Tuesday that three Titans players and five team staff have tested positive for coronavirus All three players – starting tackle DaQuan Jones, long snapper Beau Brinkley and tight winger from training team Tommy Hudson – placed on reserve / COVID-19 list Those who tested positive had been asymptomatic since Tuesday morning, source told Graziano
While no official decision has been made regarding Sunday’s Titans game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Nashville, the NFL wants and intends to play that game as planned, a source told Tuesday. ESPN’s Adam Schefter One of the contingency plans to allow for further testing and contact tracing would be to move the game to Monday night, a source told ESPN
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said on Wednesday the team continued to prepare for Sunday
« We were told during training camp that this could happen We were told that there could be a situation where, if you are not careful and there are COVID issues here at Pittsburgh, we might not be able to practice until Friday or Saturday, ”Roethlisberger said « I don’t mean that’s what it is, but that’s why the plan was put in place to have guys, to be prepared and why so many people, in Pittsburgh and Tennessee too, are doing diligence not to go out and be reckless «
The Vikings, who faced the Titans on Sunday, said on Tuesday they did not test positive in this morning’s series of tests The Vikings also closed their team facilities on Tuesday
« It’s not unexpected, » NFL commissioner Roger Goodell wrote to each team’s general managers and presidents on Tuesday in a memo obtained by ESPN « There will be players and staff who test positive during the season »
Texans coach Bill O’Brien said on Wednesday the league told them to expect to play on Sunday, adding that they had their own fear with two « false positives » before playing the Steelers on Sunday latest
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