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Titans Suspend In-Person Activities After Positive Covid-19 Tests

Updated: Oct 4, 2020

On Tuesday morning, it was announced that 3 players and 5 staff from the Titans organization tested positive for Covid-19. This comes two days after the Titans defeated the Vikings 31-30, to improve their record to 3-0.

According to ESPN's Dianna Rusini, a trusted league sources said that the NFL plans to shut down all in-person football activities in Tennessee until at least Saturday, October 3rd. In addition to the Titans suspending activities, so are the Vikings, as they played the Titans just 2 days ago.

Titans' Coach Shane Bowen

Over the weekend, Titans Outside Linebacker Coach and Defensive Coordinator, Shane Bowen, missed the Vikings game due to a positive Covid-19 test. Now, multiple players and staff are infected.

Since the facilities are likely shut down until at least next week, the Titans Sunday matchup against the Steelers seems unlikely. Players and staff are not allowed in the building, making it extremely difficult to prepare. Additionally, due to the nature of Covid-19, there is a good chance even more players and staff are infected.

This is the first time that NFL operations have been affected by positive Covid-19 tests. The timeline is uncertain but I will update this as more information becomes available.

Update 10/4/20: The Titans have now reached a total of 18 positive tests. Players infected include Jeffrey Simmons, Kristian Fulton, and DaQuan Jones. You can read more here. The NFL has postponed the Titans vs Steelers game that was supposed to happen today. That game will be played in Week 7 on October 25th. As of now, the Titans Week 5 game against the Buffalo Bills is also in question because of the Titans increase in cases.

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