NFL: 1 More Titans Player Tests Positive for COVID; All Other Tests Negative

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistSeptember 30, 2020

The Tennessee Titans logo is seen in Nissan Stadium before an NFL football game between the Titans and the Baltimore Ravens Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/James Kenney)
James Kenney/Associated Press

The Tennessee Titans have had one additional player test positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of team personnel to test positive to nine people. 

NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported Wednesday that the previous day's round of testing had revealed one more positive result after three players and five staff members' positive tests were announced Tuesday.

Per ESPN's Dan Graziano, an NFL spokesman confirmed all other tests between Tennessee and the Minnesota Vikings, whom the Titans played Sunday, returned negative.

The NFL and NFL Players Association announced Tuesday the Titans were made aware three players and five personnel tested positive for the virus.

The joint statement also noted the Titans and Vikings, who hosted Tennessee at U.S. Bank Stadium in Week 3, have suspended in-person activities at their facilities to undergo additional testing and contact tracing. 

Shane Bowen, the Titans' defensive play-caller, wasn't with the team for their 31-30 win over Minnesota because of COVID-19 protocol after Saturday's testing results came back. 

The Titans announced defensive tackle DaQuan Jones, long snapper Beau Brinkley and tight end Tommy Hudson have been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list, though the list is also used for players who come into contact with someone who tested positive. 

Pelissero reported the NFL is still planning for Sunday's Titans vs. Pittsburgh Steelers and Houston Texans vs. Vikings games to be played as scheduled, but the league "will adjust if needed as more information is gathered."

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