Following their dramatic win over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, the Tennessee Titans’ 2020 season has taken a turn for the worse. Immediately after their game with the Vikings, they became the NFL’s first team with a coronavirus outbreak. Here is how the Covid-19 outbreak has gone down so far:
(Most recent updates appear at the top of this post)
TITANS CASES RISE TO 18, BILLS GAME IN JEOPARDY
The total number of cases for the Titans rise to 18 after a player and two staff members test positive for COVID. At least one Tennessee Titans member has tested positive everyday this week.
Outbreak now official: Three more Titans’ players tested positive today in Tennessee, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 3, 2020
TITANS – STEELERS POSTPONED UNTIL LATER IN SEASON
The NFL officially postponed the week four matchup between the Titans and Steelers after an additional player and personnel member tested positive for the coronavirus.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) October 1, 2020
KAMALEI CORREA ADDED TO COVID-19/RESERVE LIST
The Titans officially placed outside linebacker Kamalei Correa to the COVID-19/Reserve list, which means he is the fourth player that tested positive for the coronavirus.
Outside linebacker Kamalei Correa is the 4th Titan to go on the Reserve/Covid-List
— Cory Curtis (@CoryCurtis2) September 30, 2020
GAME POSTPONED UNTIL MONDAY OR TUESDAY
The NFL announced on Wednesday morning that Titans’ showdown with the Pittsburgh Steelers will be postponed until Monday or Tuesday. This is one of the more intriguing contests of the week featuring two undefeated teams in the young NFL season.
Sunday’s game between the Steelers and Titans is being postponed per multiple sources. They are considering all options to reschedule, Monday night as one of them. This will all be based on test results.
— Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) September 30, 2020
ONE ADDITIONAL PLAYER TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID
It was reported on Wednesday morning that an additional player has tested positive for the coronavirus. That brings the total for the Tennessee Titans up to four players who are positive for COVID, and five staff members.
NFL spokesman says there was one more positive test in Tennessee and no positives in Minnesota in yesterday’s round of testing.
— Dan Graziano (@DanGrazianoESPN) September 30, 2020
NFL SHUTS DOWN TITANS IN-PERSON ACTIVITIES
The NFL announced on Tuesday that they are shutting down all in-person operations for Tennessee Titans and Minnesota Vikings after three players and five staff members have tested positive for COVID.
NEW: Titans and Vikings shut down in-person activities after NFL’s first Covid-19 outbreak. https://t.co/CVMG4qcSuo
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) September 29, 2020
THREE PLAYERS, FIVE STAFF MEMBERS TEST POSITIVE FOR COVID
Following the win over the Vikings, the NFL confirmed a number of positive COVID cases among the Titans organization. It was confirmed as the first outbreak in the NFL. Titans defensive tackle DaQuan Jones, long snapper Beau Brinkley, and practice squad tight end Tommy Hudson were the three players positive.
The #Titans had three new player positives and five new personnel positives for COVID-19, sources tell me and @MikeGarafolo. Both Titans and Vikings, who hosted them Sunday, will suspend in person club activities starting today.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 29, 2020
TITANS ANNOUNCE SHANE BOWEN DID NOT TRAVEL WITH TEAM DUE TO COVID PROTOCOL
The Tennessee Titans confirmed following their game with the Vikings that defensive-playcaller Shane Bowen did not travel to Minnesota and was placed in the COVID protocol. Mike Vrabel was the defensive play-caller on Sunday versus Minnesota.
— Paul Kuharsky (@PaulKuharskyNFL) September 28, 2020
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