Titans staff member positive for COVID-19; facilities close

Tuesday’s game against Buffalo Bills is in jeopardy

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – After two consecutive days with negatives for COVID-19, a member of the staff of the Tennessee Titans it tested positive Sunday morning.

“This morning we found out that a staff member tested positive. We are temporarily closing the facilities and are in communication with the league to take the next steps ”, the team communicated in a document.

The Titans now have a total of 24 positive cases as of Sept. 24. Sunday’s result was the 11th among staff members. A total of 13 players have tested positive in that period.

The organization removed the offensive tackle Isaiah Wilson and deep Greg Mabin from the reserve / COVID-19 list on Saturday and returned to its facilities on Saturday for the first time since September 29.

“I, along with the players and staff, would like to express how excited we are to return to the building to continue our preparation to face Buffalo,” head coach Mike Vrabel said Saturday.

Tennessee’s game against Buffalo Bills was postponed from Sunday to Tuesday. Now the game is at risk too.

The Titans have a pending game against Pittsburgh Steelers. And another game that the NFL recently had to move was the Broncos Denver against New England Patriots, after the Foxborough team also woke up with the news of another positive for coronavirus.

Patriots had already had to postpone a game last week, due to the positive from Cam Newton. Sunday’s game against Kansas City Chiefs it became another Monday night game – the Pats lost in Kansas City.

Titans faces an investigation by the NFL and the NFLPA for violation of security protocols. The franchise ensures that they have cooperated at all times and with all staff – coaches, players, staff – in the investigation of the league and the players’ association.

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