An additional player test for the Tennessee Titans COVID-19 was positive, while a recent round of coronavirus testing found no positive results for the Minnesota Vikings, an NFL spokesman told ESPN’s Dan Graziano.
A spokesman said the league had not found any close contacts with the Titans player, whose test was returned on Wednesday, which indicated to the NFL that its separate proceedings were working in the case.
The NFL announced Tuesday that three Titans players and five team members have tested positive for coronavirus. D-nose Quan Jones, Long Snapper Beau Brinkley and Tommy Hudson, the tight end of the practice squad, have been named in the Reserve / Covid-19 list. Positive testers have become asymmetrical by Tuesday morning, a source told Graziano.
Tight has closed their team facilities until Saturday.
Although no official decision was made Sunday about the Titans’ game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Nashville, the NFL wants and wants the game to play as scheduled, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schaefter on Tuesday. One of the contingency plans to allow additional testing and contact tracing is to move the game to Monday night, a source told ESPN.
Steelers quarterback Ben Rothlisberg said Wednesday that the team is preparing to play Sunday.
“We were told during training camp that this could happen. … We were told that such a situation could happen, if you are not careful and there are some secret issues here in Pittsburgh, we cannot practice until then. Friday or Saturday, ”Rothlisberg said. “… I don’t want to say that it’s what it is, but that’s why the plan was for people to have, to prepare, and so many people, even in Pittsburgh and Tennessee, weren’t diligent. Going out and being reckless.”
The Vikings, who played the Titans on Sunday, said on Tuesday that they did not have positive tests during the morning test round. The Vikings also shut down their team facilities on Tuesday.
“This is not unexpected,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell wrote to chief executives and presidents for each team in a memo on Tuesday, which was Received by ESPN. “There will be players and staff who will test positive during the season.”
The Vikings ’next game is in the Houston Texans on Sunday.