Titans Report No Positive COVID-19 Tests For Second Day, Can Open Facility
By Jason Hall
October 6, 2020
The Tennessee Titans have reportedly met the NFL's requirement to reopen their facility.
Sources told ESPN's Dan Graziano and Dianna Russini the Titans reported zero positive COVID-19 tests for consecutive days on Tuesday, which means the franchise will be allowed to return to practice on Wednesday following a coronavirus outbreak last week.
Tennessee reported a total of 20 positive cases to players and team personnel since September 24, which led to the postponing of last Sunday's scheduled game against the Pittsburgh Steelers to Week 7 (October 25). The Titans are scheduled to host the Buffalo Bills at Nissan Stadium this weekend.
The players that were placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list included defensive lineman Jeffery Simmons, offensive tackle Isaiah Wilson, linebacker Kamalei Correa, cornerback Kristian Fulton, wide receiver Adam Humphries, defensive lineman DaQuan Jones, long-snapper Beau Brinkley, wide receiver Cameron Batson, tight end Tommy Hudson, fullback Khari Blasingame and cornerback Greg Mabin.
On Monday, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell warned all 32 franchises of penalties for violations of COVID-19 protocols that force changes in the schedule, which included potential forfeits of games. The Titans continued daily testing since being forced to close their facility on September 29, after the franchise initially reported cases for three players and five personnel members.
Tennessee then reported more cases each day, which grew to a total of 20 positive tests, including both players and team personnel, over a six-day span until reporting zero on Monday.
The NFL also rescheduled the Week 4 matchup between the New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs to Monday night after both teams reported zero positive tests Monday morning, ESPN reports.