Welp. When will it stop? Two more positive COVID tests were revealed in Tennessee this morning, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
This now brings us to 14 confirmed positive tests in the past week for the Titans. Here is the information that we know about those tests:
- Seven are non-player personnel and that number includes multiple coaches, though it doesn’t mean that all seven are coaches.
- Outside linebackers coach and defensive playcaller Shane Bowen is the only non-player that is confirmed to have been among that seven.
- Seven are players, and we know that includes DL DaQuan Jones, LS Beau Brinkley, OLB Kamalei Correa, CB Kristian Fulton and practice squad TE Tommy Hudson.
- We will find out the sixth and seventh players later today when the transaction wire comes out (around 3:00 p.m. CT).
- We know that at least one player and one non-player were symptomatic. Most of the others are believed to be asymptomatic at this point.
Whether a person if symptomatic or asymptomatic impacts the return protocol from the NFL.
The NFL has yet to announce when the Titans-Steelers game will be played, but it’s expected to be decided soon.
The good news, if you’re into that sort of thing, is that the Vikings continue to test negative so it does not seem as if Sunday’s game spread the disease from team to team.
The bad news, in addition to the very human element of people being sick, is that the Titans are getting dangerously close to this situation having an impact on their Week 5 date with the Bills as well. The NFL will likely want to see at least two or three consecutive days of all negative test results before Tennessee is allowed to return to Saint Thomas Sports Park.