Tuesday morning it was announced that the Tennessee Titans are suffering an outbreak of COVID-19. It was announced that several players and staff members have tested positive for the disease following Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings.
The NFL and NFLPA released a joint announcement stating that the facilities for both teams would be closed and all work would be done remotely while disease experts conduct testing and tracing protocols.
The Titans placed practice squad DB Greg Mabin on the COVID-19 list, and head coach Mike Vrabel confirmed Monday that outside linebackers coach Shane Bowen is in the COVID-19 protocol following a positive test on Saturday.
#Titans Head Coach Mike Vrabel confirms that OLB coach Shane Bowen is in the COVID protocol. Was not in Minnesota for the game and is not "with us today because of protocol we have to follow."— Chris Harris (@ChrisHarrisWSMV) September 28, 2020
Titans found out Saturday morning.@WSMV
Since then, eight additional players and staff members tested positive, prompting the response from the teams and league.
The Vikings don’t yet have any positive tests, but are suspending in-person activities while they perform their own testing and tracing protocols.
More on #Titans & #Vikings, Minnesota is anticipating positive tests will surface, but important to add that there was a period during the contract-tracing by the #Falcons last week that Atlanta thought the same thing and everyone came back negative. This is still fluid for Minny— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) September 29, 2020
Jason LaCanfora of CBSsports is reporting that the NFL has informed teams that their week 4 games could be postponed.
The NFL has alerted the Vikings and Titans and their opponents for Week 4 that their games may be rescheduled.— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) September 29, 2020
This situation might not directly impact the New York Giants, but it does serve as a stark reminder of the circumstances under which the league is playing. We’ll keep you up to date on the story as it develops, including what impact it might have on the NFL’s calendar for Week 4.