NFL dodges COVID-19 disaster: One new Titans player tests positive

The NFL has avoided a coronavirus disaster for now.

A league spokesman said on Wednesday one other Titans player tested positive for COVID-19 after three of his teammates and five other personnel had previously tested positive. The Vikings, who lost to the Titans on Sunday, have yet to have any players test positive.

While still troubling, it can be taken as a positive sign that the league’s isolation procedures are proving effective.

As of Tuesday, the NFL was planning to go forward with the Titans game against the Steelers on Sunday even though Tennessee’s facilities would be closed to players until Saturday. The game could be moved to Monday night, which would allow the Titans to have one practice before a showdown between the two 3-0 teams.

The Titans did not specify which players were infected, but nose tackle DaQuan Jones, long-snapper Beau Brinkley and practice squad tight end Tommy Hudson were all placed on the reserve/COVID list.

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