Titans put three players on COVID-19 list

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The Titans have become the NFL’s first test case for dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak, and now we know which players are involved.

The team announced that defensive lineman DaQuan Jones and long snapper Beau Brinkley had been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list, along with practice squad tight end Tommy Hudson.

The list is for players who either test positive or are quarantining after being in contact with someone who has, and teams aren’t allowed to specify which. But it’s already been reported that the Titans had three players and five staffers test positive, causing them to shutter their facilities until Saturday.

The fact the players are from three different position groups makes contact tracing a bigger task, as opposed to if three players from one position had been the positive tests.

Titans outside linebackers coach and defensive play-caller Shane Bowen didn’t travel with the team to Minnesota for Sunday’s game after he was placed in the COVID-19 protocol.

The Titans also added running back D'Onta Foreman and defensive back Maurice Smith to the practice squad.

8 responses to “Titans put three players on COVID-19 list

  1. niners816 says:
    September 29, 2020 at 5:20 pm
    A virus so deadly you have to be tested for it. 🥴

    A virus so deadly you have a 99.97% chance of surviving.

  2. Serious question:
    If they test “clean” before the game, and then test “positive ” after the game, is the virus being transmitted during the game?

  3. mackcarrington says:
    September 29, 2020 at 5:48 pm
    Serious question:
    If they test “clean” before the game, and then test “positive ” after the game, is the virus being transmitted during the game?

    Yes, from what I know they test every day except gameday and get the results back the next day. If someone is infected there’s a potential one day delay before the results say they are, so if someone gets it on saturday night they could spread it in the game on sunday. That would be why the Titans tested and had three positive players Monday, which they found out today. And to the people decrying the virus, what happens if an elderly coach gets it and dies? What about a player? Even if it’s not dangerous to most and only kills one person, that person’s life matters and it would put the entire season in serious jeopardy.

  4. Why did the trip to Minnesota even happen?
    Obviously, the team outbreak was in progress prior to that.
    So, they make the trip and the players text positive after the game, but not before?
    Sounds like the testing procedure is flawed.
    It’ll be a miracle if they didn’t infect the Vikings and ruin their title run.

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